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[Bug 1868221] Re: /usr/share/applications/qemu.desktop should have an "E

From: Daniel Berrange
Subject: [Bug 1868221] Re: /usr/share/applications/qemu.desktop should have an "Exec=" key.
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:41:03 -0000

Adding an exec field would not be right, because QEMU can't simply be
launched from the desktop without any arguments. There needs to be a
long string of arguments given that are different for every QEMU that is
launched. The only viable way to actually launch QEMU is interactively
from the terminal, or indirectly via a 3rd party app like virt-manager.
We only created the qemu.desktop file in the first place because Wayland
needs this to be present in order to identify what Icon to display for a

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  /usr/share/applications/qemu.desktop should have an "Exec=" key.

Status in QEMU:

Bug description:
  According to the www.freedesktop.org .desktop-file specification, all
  "Application" desktop files should have an "Exec=" key. The one in
  qemu doesn't.

  This can be easily verified by running kbuildsycoca4 if KDE4 is
  present, but the issue is not DE-dependent.

  Which binary exactly should be assigned as the default one, I don't

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