Bug#569231: updated and tested desktop file
plessy at debian.org
Thu Feb 11 07:38:30 UTC 2010
Le Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 05:12:56PM +1300, Achim Gädke a écrit :
> I've updated the hdf.desktop file.
> In addition I created an icon from the hdf5.pdf in
> http://www.hdfgroup.org/ftp/HDF5/contrib/hdf5-logo/hdf5.tar.gz in a rush.
> It is probably better to take the hdf group logo, which appears in the
> HDF window title.
for the logos, I strongly recommend you to check with their original authors if
they approve their use. Not only in that case there is no license information,
but also logos are under the risk of being subjected to a trademark.
The PNG file you made is borderline non-free if you do not include the original
vector file to your Debian package. Fortunately, you can use the Dpkg format
3.0 to make a multi-tarball source package, so it will be trivial to add
This said, it is an excellent initiative to add a logo to the desktop file. If
you get positive feedback from the authors, you can also try to make a SVG
version from the Illustrator or the PDF source. Gnome and other
resource-generous desktop managers can use SVG icons.
Also, the FreeDesktop standards allow you to specify the use of this icon for the
files that can be opened by the hdfview. You can find some hints in the following
wiki page: http://wiki.debian.org/MimeTypesSupport
Lastly, desktop-file-validate(1) is your friend.
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan
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