[Slackbuilds-users] SMPlayer desktop file

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Wed Jul 6 02:59:01 UTC 2011

On Mon, 23 May 2011 09:09:56 +1000
andrew <andrew at andrews-corner.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> There is a small problem with the 2 desktop files for the SMPlayer
> source. In the source smplayer.desktop and smplayer_enqueue.desktop
> carry the commands:
> Exec=smplayer %U
> Exec=smplayer -add-to-playlist %U
> respectively, which is I believe technically correct but has the
> effect of failing to load files with spaces in their names and
> unpredictably failing with other files as well when opened with right
> mouse click and "Open with..." option or "Enqueue with..." option.
> This can be fixed by altering the .desktop files to the following:
> Exec=smplayer %f
> Exec=smplayer -add-to-playlist %f
> which is technically not correct but fixes the problem. Upstream
> developer has been more than a little quiet for a while so perhaps it
> would be worthwhile patching the source? I personally have simply made
> the changes to .desktop files in $HOME/.local/share/applications but a
> more definitive change would be nice :).
> I have not cc'd the maintainer as I know Erik follows this mailing
> list.


Thoughts on this?

Yes, I'm wading through yet another email backlog.
Sad that I have unread mail back to May 23rd :/

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