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Hildon application menu does not display standard Devuan applications #82

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dderby opened this issue Feb 19, 2018 · 8 comments
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@dderby dderby commented Feb 19, 2018

Standard Devuan applications install .desktop files directly under /usr/share/applications but Hildon looks for .desktop files under /usr/share/applications/hildon.

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@MerlijnWajer MerlijnWajer commented Feb 19, 2018

I've been wondering if this is by design. And if we want to keep it like this.

Often the standard applications do not integrate too well with the small screen and touch (left-click only) input. But I guess for our current audience this is perfectly fine.

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@dderby dderby commented Feb 19, 2018

Fremantle was never designed to use standard applications but I thought that was one of the advantages of rebasing Hildon on top of Devuan. There are already a few mobile applications in the Debian repositories and others can be used by connecting an external mouse, via VNC, etc. I think it would be a good idea to converge all apps into one menu unless there are plans to restrict the installation of standard apps.

We could also enhance the menu to use categories (I believe there was something for Fremantle called Catorize which did this). That way we could separate standard apps from Hildon apps.

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@MerlijnWajer MerlijnWajer commented Feb 19, 2018

Fair enough - I am fine with either solutions. Do others have an opinion? @parazyd @freemangordon

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@android-808 android-808 commented Feb 20, 2018

Not sure, but Catorize may have had a memory leak.

Standard apps shipped with Devuan I imagine wouldn't make use of the extended desktop specification used in Maemo. Though not required, some apps may make use of it.
https://wiki.maemo.org/Desktop_file_format

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@MerlijnWajer MerlijnWajer commented Feb 23, 2018

Does someone want to pick this up? Perhaps prepare a patch and see how well it works when we default to standard devuan applications.

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@parazyd parazyd commented Feb 24, 2018

@MerlijnWajer @freemangordon Could we just change the path(s) to include /usr/share/applications instead of just /usr/share/applications/hildon?

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@MerlijnWajer MerlijnWajer commented Feb 25, 2018

Can we specify more than one path? Then that could be a temporary fix.

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@Juesto Juesto commented Feb 26, 2018

does hildon support folders? that should help in distinguishing, if not perhaps we can make it show /usr/share/applications recursively

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