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I'd say Slingshot should use Name in the normal view, FullName in search,
and GenericName in tooltips. Window titles should show Name.
On Jul 23, 2012 9:08 AM, "Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff" <
> Hey guys,
> Following up on https://bugs.launchpad.net/beat-box/+bug/1027742, turns
> out GNOME is rolling out an updated set of .desktop file guidelines, which
> can be found at https://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/CorrectDesktopFiles,
> which kinda breaks with what we use at the moment -
> They follow the same convention as we do, except they've added
> X-GNOME-Fullname key that combines Name and GenericName. For example, with
> Midori having "Name=Midori" and "GenericName=Web Browser", X-GNOME-Fullname
> would be "Midori Web Browser".
> For one, X-GNOME-Fullname is critical for translations. In English you can
> just merge Name and GenericName to get the same result, but it's not true
> for many other languages.
> The immediate problem with X-GNOME-Fullname is that right now Slingshot
> prefers X-GNOME-Fullname over other entries, which leads to naming
> inconsistency even in not-that-foreign apps like BeatBox, Transmission or
> So, the question is - will we use X-GNOME-Fullname too? And, by the way,
> which of the names should be shown in window title and in Slingshot?
> Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> OS architect @ elementary
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