Processed: Re: Bug#766880: xscreensaver screensaver don't appear in mate-screensaver

Stefano Karapetsas stefano at
Sat Nov 1 14:29:08 UTC 2014

> The same would be needed for other .desktop files from all kind of 
> packages. Since MATE is a fork of GNOME, with probably much 
> compatibility, wouldn't it make sense to patch MATE instead so that it 
> shows GNOME desktop files? Is there a policy on this?

This is impossible. MATE is accepted keyword in .desktop files spec 
because we need it to know which applications are GNOME only and which 
ones are MATE only. Without these two keywords, we would have a lot of 
duplicates in panel menus, for example.

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