>> your way is the best one if you also add a patch to automatically install
>> the file
>> inside the upstream build system.
>It would be better to send upstream a patch to include the .desktop
>file in their source tree and install it using their build system. If
>they refuse to accept that then I would put the desktop file in
>debian/ and add it to debian/install.
>In my personal experience, upstream usually prefers to be asked about
>where to put the .desktop file. So writing a patch that blindly places
>it in the root of the source tree may be rejected as is.
Pabs better explained what I was trying to say :)