Loki .desktop files for gnome go missing

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Loki .desktop files for gnome go missing

Post by livingtarget » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:12

After using locate I found them in ~/.gnome2/vfolders/applications/ which is not the correct place to put them afaik. I'm using Ubuntu 6.10 (edgy) and Gnome 2.16.1. For this distribution (and most likely everyone else) they should go in either /usr/share/applications/ (global) or ~/.local/share/applications/ (local).

Is this is for backwards compatibility or is it just outdated?

Another important thing to note is that these desktop files (in /usr/share/applications/) need to be created with: Categories=etc;Games;etc;
rather then putting the .desktop file in a folder called "Games".

This should put it in the gnome menu under the "Games" entry.

p.s.: Is the loki installer still developed or what I didn't know where to drop this tbh?


EDIT: Ok, found the bugzilla on icculus will file it there. If people are experiencing the same problem you can find it here: https://bugzilla.icculus.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3040

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Post by kratz00 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 23:54

Hi livingtarget,

thanks for your report but as i see you found the right place for bugs regarding loki_setup already.


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