[Lazarus] Version info

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Sep 18 12:50:06 CEST 2012

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Under Linux (KDE, Gnome, XFCE etc) there is no application that can pull 
> such information out of a ELF binary. Under Linux, icons are separate 
> PNG (or xpm) files. In Nautilus (Gnome) or Dolphin (KDE) or Thunar 
> (XFCE) you can right click on those executables, but there will be NO 
> version information being displayed anywhere.

More to the point, the various desktops etc. each have their own 
description of a shortcut (or equivalent by some other name) that can 
appear in a menu or on the desktop.

Getting a program's version number or outline help information /should/ 
be in the scope of the xdg utilities, but appears not to be implemented. 
Until then, the best that can be done is to rely on every program 
implementing --version and --help.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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