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desktop-entry-uses-reserved-category

This desktop entry uses a Reserved Category as explained below, but does not include an OnlyShowIn key.

Reserved categories like Screensaver, TrayIcon, Applet or Shell have a desktop-specific meaning but have not been standardized yet. Desktop entry files that use such a reserved category must also include an OnlyShowIn key to limit the entry to environments that support the category.

The desktop-file-validate tool in the desktop-file-utils package may be useful when checking the syntax of desktop entries.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit fd97859. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check menu-format.

Visibility: warning

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.