[Bug 1251635] Re: drop version numbers from users' .desktop file names

Ted Gould ted at gould.cx
Tue May 3 02:29:40 UTC 2016

We've moved to providing an information API in UAL which doesn't require
version numbers. That is preferred over the desktop files, they can be
considered deprecated at this point. So this bug won't be fixed.

** Changed in: ubuntu-app-launch (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix

** Changed in: ubuntu-app-launch
       Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix

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  drop version numbers from users' .desktop file names

Status in Ubuntu Application Launcher:
  Won't Fix
Status in click package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in ubuntu-app-launch package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  The version number in click .desktop file in users'
  ~/.local/share/applications cause issues on different levels for
  apparently no advantage.

  Every time you want to find a .desktop file for an app, you either
  need to store the whole file name, with the version number (which
  breaks on app upgrades, unless you react to it somehow), or find a
  matching .desktop file based on the developer / app id and hookname
  every time. App upgrades / removals are tricky unless we start
  reacting to signals from the click system itself.

  Since in users' realms there can only be one version of an app
  installed at any given time, it feels like exposing this complication
  there is unnecessary.

  What do you think?

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