[packagekit] gpk-install-mime-type - order of items listed ?
dtimms at iinet.net.au
Tue Apr 6 04:53:35 PDT 2010
What is the logic behind the order of items listed when you run eg:
- VNC screen recorder
- Lightweight Media Player
- Programs to integrate Flash into the GNOME desktop
- GNU flash movie player
- K Desktop Environment 3 - Libraries
- Konqueror flash movie player-plugin
- Multi-platform MPEG, DVD and DivX player
Is this just random ?
It's not in alpha of title nor package name.
How could we improve this to help the user choose an application that
will actually work ?
(my example: pyvnc2swf generates swf files. These can be played by
normal swf players. The included play.py is a simplified swf player that
can only play screen captures made with pyvnc2swf, and in fact it
crashes at the moment if someone tries. Unfortunately, since it is the
top item in the possible applications list, users have been choosing (by
default - ie hitting Install) to install and attempt to play standard
I think I could make up a sub mime-type like
application/x-shockwave-flash-vnc2swf. But I understand this would then
not match the actual file extension, and wouldn't be autodetected as by
Any opinions / ideas on a nice way forward ?
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