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Bug 348827 - Errors in .desktop file break bug-buddy support
Errors in .desktop file break bug-buddy support
Product: general
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other All
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Unknown User
Unknown User
Depends on: 347281 348275 348308 348829 348830 348831 348832 348833 348834 348835 348836 348838 348844 348845 348846 348847 348851 348853 348855 348859 352840 352844 353030 358288 363186 393618
Reported: 2006-07-26 19:00 UTC by Olav Vitters
Modified: 2008-12-14 20:43 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Olav Vitters 2006-07-26 19:00:12 UTC
Starting with Bug-Buddy 2.15.0 all programs wanting to make use of Bug-Buddy must have a .desktop file. Also the .desktop file must contain a few Bug-Buddy headers.

These are:
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME <-- Mandatory
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=XXX <--Mandatory
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=YYY <-- Mandatory
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-OtherBinaries=ZZZ <-- Optional, only if you
application has several binaries
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version=X.Y.Z <-- Optional, but highly recommended. This should need expansion from configure script, so if you want this you need a to expand here @VERSION@
( is used by intltool for translations).

This headers have actually been in use since 2002, except that Bug-Buddy 2.15.0 will now require:
a) A .desktop file containing at least the mandatory information
b) Given product and component MUST exist on

Having the X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version is optional, but highly recommended. The server will automatically change versions like 2.15.90 to 2.15.x, so this doesn't have to be changed in the .desktop file. I recommend keeping the real version in the desktop file as I might put this in a comment.

Users will only be able to fill in their email address and a 'What were you doing when the application crashed?'. Version information will not be possible to select anymore. This is why having the X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version is highly recommended.

If you want Bug-Buddy support, but do not want your application to show up in the menus, use the following .desktop header:
Comment 1 Olav Vitters 2006-07-26 19:15:48 UTC
This is a tracker. Confirming.

(I'm using the initial description + summary to file the deps)
Comment 2 Nickolay V. Shmyrev 2006-08-05 01:40:01 UTC
This list is not complete, probably one should extend it. Check every desktop file and create more bugs if needed.
Comment 3 Christian Kirbach 2007-05-03 21:47:11 UTC
Has this bug huge impact?
Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2007-10-03 12:08:07 UTC
Did we get them all fixed now?
Comment 5 André Klapper 2008-12-14 20:43:53 UTC
All bugs in the dependency list are fixed, hence closing this one too.