Apps without desktop files

Cory K. coryisatm at
Wed Feb 6 23:51:17 GMT 2008

Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> On Feb 7, 2008 12:00 AM, Cory K. <coryisatm at> wrote:
>> hollunder at wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> I talked to Cory about that a while ago and now finally managed to
>>> actually make this list which just should be every audio app that has
>>> no .desktop file.
>>> I don't know much about the other areas and can hardly say what needs
>>> what in that area.
>>> The freezes could use confirmation and the apps should get tested on
>>> hardy.
>>> I hope that I'll find time to test alpha4 or a daily, but no promises
>>> since I didn't manage to run them with qemu or virtualbox yet.
>>> I used this list for gutsy:
>>> ubuntustudio-audio:
>>> meterbridge:
>>> it has a .desktop file but has 5 runmodes and should thus either get 5 menu entries or start in a terminal emulation
>>> bristol:
>>> needs a .desktop file, should be started in terminal using the command 'startBristol'
>>> swami:
>>> just needs a .desktop file
>>> tk707:
>>> needs a .desktop file, check if it is usable at all. In my case the font was so small I could hardly read it.
>>> shaketracker:
>>> needs a .desktop file, always freezes my machine on startup
>>> Tapiir:
>>> needs a .desktop file, freezes if started with --alsa, works if started with --jack
>>> denemo:
>>> needs a .desktop file
>>> Mostly cli apps that should get covered in the documentation in some way to lead the user to the app and give him an introduction (reference to manuals, short description, whatever, depending on the app):
>>> jdelay
>>> jack-tools
>>> csound
>>> linuxsampler
>>> lilypond
>>> Best Regards
>>>       Philipp
>> Thanx man. Good job.
>> So who wants to look into this? I want someone to step up and take the
>> lead on it.
>> -Cory \m/
> Creating desktop files is really easy. I can deal with it, and have it
> done before next week starts.
> The only one with real thought behind it is what to do with
> meterbridge. What should we do about this?
> After I've created the .desktop files I'll upload them as patches to
> each package, with changelog and all the jazz. Hope it get's uploaded
> soon.
> Luis de Bethencourt

My only concern is once we submit these as patches we're still reliant
on someone else to actually upload the changes.

I'd also like to see Janne, Jussi or Toby do this. It needs to be done
ASAP so whoever actually gets it done if fine. Go ahead Luis if you want.

-Cory \m/

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