Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#3123 closed enhancement (fixed)

JOSM should have a .desktop file for KDE/Gnome/etc

Reported by: ian@… Owned by: team
Priority: minor Milestone: 14.08
Component: Core Version:
Keywords: Cc:


It is standard for GUI apps to have a .desktop file so the GUI environments can list it in the menu. The attachment is a starting point; the Name entry needs to be L10N'd into more languages, but it works and is a starting point. The osm_logo.png that I use on my system was just downloaded from the OSM home page; this needs to be vetted for copyright, but presumably is "OK" as JOSM is now part of OSM??

Attachments (2)

josm.desktop (206 bytes) - added by anonymous 11 years ago.
josm.2.desktop (229 bytes) - added by anonymous 11 years ago.
desktop file from debian

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Change History (9)

Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

Attachment: josm.desktop added

Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

Attachment: josm.2.desktop added

desktop file from debian

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

There is also a desktop file in the debian dir of the debian package. I attached the file.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by stoecker

Actually I think this is a plain packaging issue. Debian dir is outdated a lot I assume. Packages in OpenSUSE BuildService (including packages for SUSE, Fedora and Mandriva) have their own .desktop file.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by ian@…

Either way, the .desktop file should be in the SVN repo; I just checked out the /trunk/ and it is not there.
"Common" packaging files like the desktop file are needed not just on Linux but also OpenBSD (the one I did this for), Solaris, HP/UX and others. Obviously distribution-specific files like the OpenBSD makefile or the Debian RPM stuff doesn't need to be in SVN as it is distro-specific, and are at least 50-50% likely to be maintained by the distribution rather than by JOSM, but the desktop file is (barring path issues, which can be fixed with sed) universally required on all *NIX platforms. It and the PNG that it needs should be in a subdirectory called, say, packaging, or similar.


comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Don-vip

Milestone: 14.08

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Don-vip

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In 7403/josm:

fix #3123, fix #10069 - Linux: add .desktop and AppData files

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by Don-vip

In 7405/josm:

see #3123, see #10069 - fix .desktop and AppData files

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by Don-vip

Ticket #6724 has been marked as a duplicate of this ticket.

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