Issue #35 open

Every desktop application should have a .desktop file

Stefano Costa
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Every desktop application should have a .desktop file, as described in http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/desktop-entry-spec-latest.html. Ideally, you'd also include an icon, but that is up to you. Talking about the icon, the logo is said to be copyrighted. Is it still distributed by the terms of the GPL?

This could be a simple totalopenstation.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Totalopenstation
Comment=Download and process data from total station devices
Exec=totalopenstation-gui
Icon=totalopenstation
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Utility;Education;Science;Geoscience;Geography;

You can always validate spec files with desktop-file-validate.

Submitted by Volker Fröhlich.

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