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1.1       wiz         1: The xdg-utils package is a set of simple scripts that provide basic
                      2: desktop integration functions for any Free Desktop, such as Linux.
                      4: They are intended to provide a set of defacto standards. This means
                      5: that:
                      7: * Third party software developers can rely on these xdg-utils for
                      8: all of their simple integration needs.
                     10: * Developers of desktop environments can make sure that their
                     11: environments are well supported
                     13: If a desktop developer wants to be certain that their environment
                     14: functions with all third party software, then can simply make sure
                     15: that these utilities work properly in their environment.  This will
                     16: hopefully mean that 'third tier' window managers such as XFCE and
                     17: Blackbox can reach full parity with Gnome and KDE in terms of third
                     18: party ISV support.
                     20: * Distribution vendors can provide custom versions of these utilities
                     22: If a distribution vendor wishes to have unusual systems, they can
                     23: provide custom scripts, and the third party software should still
                     24: continue to work.

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