Why does Octave install "www.octave.org-octave.deskop" instead of just
"octave.desktop"? Is it intended/desired? I don't see other projects
Background: I've been tinkering with making Octave-Force packages appear
in Gnome Software as add-ons to Octave: each package will need
metainfo.xml with "<extends>octave.desktop</extends>" but currently it
needs to be "<extends>www.octave.org-octave.desktop</extends>"...
On Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 00:49:32 -0800, Colin Macdonald wrote:
> Why does Octave install "www.octave.org-octave.deskop" instead of just
> "octave.desktop"? Is it intended/desired? I don't see other projects
> doing that.
The reason is because of the freedesktop standards  that say that
each desktop entry can have a "vendor" prefix. On my system I see a
handful of debian-*.desktop, gnome-*.desktop, and libreoffice-*.desktop
files that are following that convention. We happen to use
www.octave.org as the vendor string.
However, a different standard  (maybe superseding the first) says
that a reverse DNS style prefix should be used, so maybe it should now