I run Linux on my daily driver. Usually, the built-in package manager works like a dream. Most notably, the package manager will create a desktop launcher for any app you install. But what if I want to skip the package manager and install something from source? Remembering how .desktop files work and where to put them was never my strong suit. This `mkdesktop` app provides a GUI for creating custom app launchers.
I built this using Rust and GTK. It also works as a CLI, letting you CRUD your custom desktop launchers from your shell as well. The GUI is GTK, put together using the Glade editor.
The app uses xdg-desktop-menu under the hood, and so it will work with any Linux desktop. When I first
built this, I was using GNOME, and now I'm on Sway and it still works like a dream.