On 01/20/2013 06:54 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
Here's real-world breakage due to the old vendor prefix in .desktop
$ rpmls empathy|grep desktop$
GNOME Shell wants "empathy.desktop" instead for its default Dash favourites:
I've not opened a bugzilla report about this, because there are over 200
open tickets for empathy, and I can't tell whether the empathy packagers
would like the suggestion to rename the .desktop file instead of gnome-shell
having to be patched.
It's time to get rid of the old vendor prefix, even if that causes minor
breakage for app links on desktops.
I would tend to agree. The existing guidelines already strongly
discourage their use, except in the case of a prefix already existing in
These legacy packages and packagers may well be unaware of the issue.
In this particular case, imo, gnome-shell probably ought to be patched
in f18, but for f19+, empathy's prefix certainly should be dropped.