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Bug 85150 - KAsteroids displays with an untitiled window
Summary: KAsteroids displays with an untitiled window
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 6.1.90
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact:
: 100649 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-26 01:45 UTC by Eugenia Loli-Queru
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-03-03 21:05:44 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to fix KDE app launching from gnome (deleted)
2003-07-29 22:09 UTC, George Lebl
no flags Details | Diff

Description Eugenia Loli-Queru 2003-02-26 01:45:19 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0

Description of problem:
Running Kasteroids from within Gnome, Metacity displays the window with no title

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Kasteroids via Gnome's games menu.

Actual Results:  No title caption in the Metacity window manager for this window.

Expected Results:  Having a title caption..

Additional info:

Bluecurve on 1600x1200x24 bit color here, IF that matters...

Comment 1 James Mitchell Ullman 2003-02-27 02:01:44 UTC
Kenolaba has the same problem.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2003-02-27 22:18:41 UTC
It seems that Exec=kasteroids %i %m -caption "%c" is not correct handled from

Comment 3 Eugenia Loli-Queru 2003-07-25 20:42:39 UTC
The problem still exists on Severn and it is even worse than on RHL9. 90% of 
all the KDE apps launched from the Gnome memu don't have a Title in the window 

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2003-07-28 00:21:50 UTC
George maybe you could look at this?

Comment 5 George Lebl 2003-07-28 17:12:09 UTC
This is not a bug in the panel but either in the .desktop files or in the spec.
 If you look at

Then the %c is meant to expand to the Comment field, however the relevant
.desktop files have no comment field.  I suspect KDE is then breaking the spec
here.  Since the spec contains this stuff because of KDE however mostly I
suppose we should fix the spec.  I'm mailing xdg-list.

Note that there is more broken in the % expansion then meets the eye.  %m is not
in the spec and explicitly disallowed, %i seems to expand in KDE to something
like two arguments "-icon foo", and %k has very vague description of what it is
(I assumed the name of the desktop file)

Comment 6 George Lebl 2003-07-29 22:09:08 UTC
Created attachment 93237 [details]
Patch to fix KDE app launching from gnome

The spec is very vague, and KDE breaks the spec in several places.  This patch
is what I commited on HEAD and should apply to stable as well since nothing
changed here lately.  Basically it will do things the way KDE does things and I
suppose we should put that in the spec.  Mailed xdg-list about this already.

Comment 7 George Lebl 2003-07-29 22:11:24 UTC
Note the patch is for gnome-desktop, not gnome-panel, I forgot to mention that

Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2003-07-30 14:30:24 UTC
*** Bug 100649 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Mark McLoughlin 2004-03-03 21:05:44 UTC
Seems to be working fine in Raw Hide and should have been working
correctly in Fedora Core 1 also.

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