Launchpad Integration with the deskop: thoughts?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Feb 9 15:17:28 CST 2005

On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 07:40:26AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> <quote who="Matt Zimmerman">
> > The problem is that we need a way to look up the launchpad name for the
> > application.  This is not the same as the package name, nor the name
> > passed to gnome_about_new (which is localized anyway).
> > 
> > I don't see an obvious way to do this without changing the library API
> > incompatibly (to add a parameter to the function), which seems like a very
> > bad idea.
> > 
> > Any better ideas?
> Add the Launchpad to the application metadata file (ie. the .desktop file).

Is the .desktop data accessible from within the about box code?

 - mdz

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