PyXDG

PyXDG is a python library to access freedesktop.org standards. Currently supported are:

  • Base Directory Specification Version 0.6
  • Menu Specification Version 1.0
  • Desktop Entry Specification Version 1.0
  • Icon Theme Specification Version 0.8
  • Recent File Spec 0.2
  • Shared-MIME-Database Specification 0.13

Documentation on ReadTheDocs

Development

Development takes place in a git repository, with a Github mirror. Freedesktop.org hosts the bug tracker.

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  • pyxdg-0.25.tar.gz (pgp; December 2012)
    • Add support for $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR, Debian bug #656338.
    • Allow desktop entry files that are not encoded in UTF-8, Debian bug #693855.
    • Mime: Add support for subclasses and aliases.
  • pyxdg-0.24.tar.gz (pgp; October 2012)
    • Update allowed DesktopEntry categories following changes to the specification.
    • Fix removal of empty submenu, freedesktop bug #54747.
    • Documentation is now available on RTD: http://pyxdg.readthedocs.org/
    • A few more tests, and some code cleanup.
    • Fix failure to parse some menu files when kde-config is missing, freedesktop bug #56426.
  • pyxdg-0.23.tar.gz (pgp; July 2012)
    • Fix a test for non-UTF-8 locales.
  • pyxdg-0.22.tar.gz (pgp; July 2012)
    • Better unicode handling in several modules.
    • Fix for sorting non-ASCII menu entries, freedesktop bug #52492.
    • More tests.
  • pyxdg-0.21.tar.gz (pgp; July 2012)
    • Tests can now be run conveniently using nosetests, and cover more of the code.
    • BaseDirectory: New save_cache_path() function, freedesktop bug #26458.
    • Config: Default icon theme is 'hicolor', not 'highcolor', freedesktop bug #29294.
    • Menu: Obsolete Rule.compile() method removed.
    • DesktopEntry: Corrected spelling of checkCategories() method, freedesktop bug #24974.
    • DesktopEntry: Consider Actions and Keywords keys standard.
    • DesktopEntry: Accept non-ASCII Keywords.
    • DesktopEntry: Update list of environments valid for OnlyShowIn.
    • Mime: Fix get_type_by_contents() in Python 3.
    • RecentFiles: Minor bug fixes.
  • pyxdg-0.20.tar.gz (June 2012)
    • Compatible with Python 3; requires Python 2.6 or later
    • Clean up accidental GPL license notice in Menu.py
    • Add test scripts for xdg.Mime, xdg.Locale and xdg.RecentFiles
    • Fixes for icon theme validation
    • Fix exception in xdg.Mime
    • Replace invalid string exceptions
    • Fall back to default base directories if $XDG* environment variables are set but empty.
    • Remove use of deprecated os.popen3 in Menu.py
    • Correct URLs in README
  • pyxdg-0.19.tar.gz
    • IniFile.py: add support for trusted desktop files (thanks to karl mikaelsson)
    • DesktopEntry.py: Support spec version 1.0, Debian bug #563660
    • MimeType.py: Fix parsing of in memory data, Debian bug #563718
    • DesktopEntry.py: Fix constructor, Debian bug #551297, #562951, #562952
  • pyxdg-0.18.tar.gz
    • DesktopEntry.py: Add getMimeTypes() method, correctly returning strings
    • DesktopEntry.py: Deprecated getMimeType() returning list of regex (AdamB)
    • Menu.py: Add support for XDG_MENU_PREFIX (Piotr Lewandowski)
    • Mime.py: Add get_type_by_contents() (Tony Houghton)
  • pyxdg-0.17.tar.gz
    • Bugfixes around
  • pyxdg-0.16.tar.gz
    • Bugfixes around
  • pyxdg-0.15.tar.gz
    • Menu.py: Bugfixes, support for TryExec
    • MenuEditor.py: Bugfixes, pretty output for applications.menu
    • IconTheme.py: Performance improvements, Bugfixes
  • pyxdg-0.14.tar.gz
    • Menu.py, MenuEditor.py: Bugfixes
  • pyxdg-0.13.tar.gz
    • Menu.py, MenuEditor.py: Bugfixes...
    • Config.py: Add root_mode
  • pyxdg-0.12.tar.gz
    • MenuEditor.py: New in this release, use to edit Menus
    • Menu.py, IniFile.py, DesktopEntry.py: Lot of bugfixing...
    • BaseDirectory.py: Add xdg_cache_home
    • IconTheme.py, Config.py: More caching stuff, make cachetime configurable
    • thx to Travis Watkins <alleykat@gmail.com> and Matt Kynaston <mattkyn@gmail.com> for their help
  • pyxdg-0.11.tar.gz
    • Config.py: Module to configure Basic Settings, currently available:
      • Locale, IconTheme, IconSize, WindowManager
    • Locale.py: Internal Module to support Locales
    • Mime.py: Implementation of the Mime Specification
    • Menu.py: Now supports LegacyDirs
    • RecentFiles.py:Implementation of the Recent Files Specification
    • A lot of bugfixes, thx to Travis Watkins <alleykat@gmail.com>
  • pyxdg-0.10.tar.gz
    • various bugfixes
    • validate against menu-spec-1.0.draft-1
  • pyxdg-0.9.tar.gz
    • various bugfixes
    • various performance improvements
    • validate against menu-spec-0.91
    • thx to Matt Kynaston <mattkyn@gmail.com> for some suggestions
  • pyxdg-0.8.tar.gz
    • xdg/IconTheme.py (getIconPath): The "hicolor" theme has to be used as the fallback.
    • xdg/IniFile.py (IniFile.getList): Fixed bug in splitting up strings.
    • Don't read .desktop-* files, only .desktop
    • Add . to the literal FileExtensions so that the checks work.
    • thx to
  • pyxdg-0.7.tar.gz
    • add 'import codecs' to IniFile, needed by write support
    • Fix parsing of lists with only one entry
  • pyxdg-0.6.tar.gz
    • Performance Improvements
  • pyxdg-0.5.tar.gz
    • License change to LGPL
    • Support for write operations in IniFile
    • Support for menu-spec-0.7
    • Validates OnlyShowIn and Categories
    • Performance improvements (e.g. 5 times faster in menu parsing)
    • A lot of bugfixes (e.g. IconTheme parsing)
    • Python 2.3 support
  • pyxdg-0.4.tar.gz
    • Bugfix release
  • pyxdg-0.3.tar.gz
    • Basedir Spec updated to version 0.6
    • First part of separating Desktop Entry backend in IniFile
    • added getPath(...) function to Menu.py
    • Complete Icon Theme Spec implementation, including cache and validation
  • pyxdg-0.2.tar.gz
    • Rewrite of Menu Spec code
    • Use Basedir Spec code from ROX
  • pyxdg-0.1.tar.gz
    • Initial release.