Comment 6 for bug 635464

Mike Mestnik (cheako) wrote :

Applications have a .desktop file, but I think it's more accurate to say that a package provides menu entries in a .desktop file.

Actually this is causing problems for me, as many applications don't read and possibly won't ever read .desktop files. That's the reason Debian created it's menu system.

I believe that any package providing .desktop file(s) should be corrected to provide the menu file and if there are deficiencies in the menu package/system they should be addressed and corrected.

...I don't believe there are any, the menu system will populate .desktop files with the correct information.