Desktop Entry Specification
The desktop entry specification describes desktop entries: files describing information about an application such as the name, icon, and description. These files are used for application launchers and for creating menus of applications that can be launched.
The entry format described in this document is similar to that traditionally used by KDE and GNOME. Both KDE and GNOME implement version 1.0 of the specification.
Discussion of this specification should occur on xdg.