Desktop File Generator
Generates .desktop files and downloads .png icons based on commandline arguments. It is also possible to specify a PKGBUILD file and use the contents as a basis.
gendesk --help or the man page for more info.
Pull requests are welcome.
- Move kw/category mappings into a configuration file
Changes from 0.6.3 to 0.6.4
- Fix bug where some flags could not be overridden.
Changes from 0.6.2 to 0.6.3
- Will ignore the "-git" suffix if it is part of a package name.
Changes from 0.6.1 to 0.6.2
- Added the possibility of having a configuration file for specifying a different URL for searching for missing icons.
- Removed the --iconurl parameter.
- Refactored out some code to an external package.
Changes from 0.6 to 0.6.1
- Support for StartupNotify=true/false
- Both --mimetype and --mimetypes are allowed
- Guesses more categories than before
Changes from 0.5.5 to 0.6
- Added an option for generating .desktop files for launching window managers
Changes from 0.5.4 to 0.5.5
- Bug fix when generating .desktop files from PKGBUILD files
Changes from 0.5.3 to 0.5.4
- Added a -f flag for overwriting files (will not overwrite without it)
- Some refactoring
Changes from 0.5.2 to 0.5.3
- Added a --terminal flag for specifying if the application should be run in a terminal
- Some refactoring
Changes from 0.5.1 to 0.5.2
- Support for additional environment variables
Changes from 0.5.0 to 0.5.1
- Support for $pkgname and $pkgdesc
- Updated the man page
- Will try to download icons specified with --iconurl
Changes from 0.4.4 to 0.5.0
- Commandline options, no need to specify a PKGBUILD
Changes from 0.4.3 to 0.4.4
- Changed the URL for searching for icons from Fedora to Open Icon Library
Changes from 0.4.2 to 0.4.3
- Fixed minor bug where puzzle games were not placed in the right category
- Added _categories=()
Changes from 0.4.1 to 0.4.2
- Added category "Graphics;3DGraphics;" for 3D modellers
- Added category "System;" for sensor monitors
- Added category "Game;BoardGame;" for kw "board", "chess", "goban" or "chessboard"
- Added category "Office" for kw "e-book" and "ebook"
- Doesn't use ".png" by default when specifiying an icon
Changes from 0.4 to 0.4.1
- Fixed a bug where _name=() and _comment=() didn't work as they should
Changes from 0.3 to 0.4
- Added _genericname=()
- Added _comment=()
- Added _mimetype=()
- Added Type=Application
- Added category "Game;LogicGame" for keyword "puzzle"
- Added category "Game;ArcadeGame" for keyword "fighting"
- Fixed weird formatting in --help output
- Added _custom=() for adding custom fields at the end of the .desktop file
- Glob for existing .svg icons too
- Shorter lines
- Moved functions and settings related to terminal output to a separate file
Changes from 0.2 to 0.3
- New flag: -q for quiet
- New flag: --nocolor for no color
- New flag: -n for not downloading anything (only generate a .desktop file)
- New flag: -q for quiet (no stdout output)
- Added _name=('Name') to be able to specifiy a name that isn't only lowercase (like "ZynAddSubFX" or "jEdit")
- kw "synthesizer" is now category AudioVideo
- kw "editor" is now category TextEditor and/or Development;TextEditor
- kw "emulator" is now category "Game"
- kw "game" is now category "Game"
- kw "combat" is now be category "Game;ArcadeGame"
- kw "GPS" or "inspecting" is now category "Application;Science"
- kw "player" is now category "Application;Game;"
- kw "shooter" is now "Application;Game;ActionGame;"
- kw "roguelike" is now "Application;Game;AdventureGame;"
- kw "git" is now category Development;RevisionControl
- License: MIT
- Author: Alexander Rødseth