I filed a bug, describing an issue where, unless xterm is installed, desktop entries requiring the terminal wouldn't launch at all. Initially I was shot down and the conversation became quickly unproductive but somehow resulted in actually identifying the issue. Turns out the terminals were hardcoded and naturally qterminal is not among them, so we have a two fold workaround in:
I don't think many people would want to create a desktop entry for a terminal program. Some will, sure. Not many.
Additionally, there are two work arounds:
- install xterm
- don't use Terminal=true and call the terminal expicitly with the likes of Exec=qterminal -e some-command
That said, I don't think it's worth the effort to SRU.