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Bug 681645 - Don't provide two desktop files
Don't provide two desktop files
Product: aisleriot
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: aisleriot-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-11 10:41 UTC by Allan Day
Modified: 2013-07-01 09:13 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Allan Day 2012-08-11 10:41:00 UTC
I'm assuming that this is an AisleRiot bug; apologies if it isn't.

Right now, Aiselriot provides two application launchers - AisleRiot Solitaire and Freecell Solitaire. This goes against the mental model for applications, and causes some real problems.

 * You can't individually install or remove the games
 * You can't run the games at the same time (as you would expect to)
 * There are mismatches between the launcher name and the app menu (the launcher is labelled 'Freecell Solitaire', but the app menu reads 'Aisleriot Solitaire')

Each application launcher should stand in for a single, independent application.

I'd recommend including a single desktop file.
Comment 1 Vincent Povirk 2012-08-11 14:47:41 UTC
I'm going to assume this is motivated by a bad interaction with BAMF (which I'm not currently in a position to test). If so, I think BAMF should (but does not currently) provide a way to mark secondary application launchers as such, and link to the primary launcher.

Not that we should necessarily have a second launcher in this case, but a secondary launcher is a valid decision and should be possible to support.
Comment 2 Christian Persch 2012-08-13 20:08:36 UTC
We agreed on IRC to drop the freecell launcher for and see if we any pushback. Longer term we´ll work on making it clearer to the user that he can switch games in aisleriot (I´ve seen people being totally unaware of the other 80+ solitaire games apart the spider one they´ve always been playing...).
Comment 3 Allan Day 2013-03-04 01:34:43 UTC
Seems that this was fixed a while ago:
Comment 4 Christian Persch 2013-07-01 09:13:54 UTC
*** Bug 703375 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***