[Portland] xdg-email and web mail
waldo.bastian at intel.com
Thu Mar 1 11:26:26 PST 2007
>This is strictly not the task for xdg-email, since it has to be
>applied after xdg-email, in a desktop-specific way. After all, it is
>the desktop that knows what the user's preferred email client is.
>What support can xdg-utils provide to help with this, and is it even
>the right place? It would be nice if there was a uniform way for
>webmail providers to tell their customers, "if you use Linux, do like
>this to make yahoo/hot/gmail to your default email program"
xdg-utils provides a uniform way to access the e-mail composer.. it
doesn't provide a uniform way to configure it. It would be nice if there
was, but I don't see it happen anytime soon. So you will have to deal
with configuring it in a desktop-specific way...
http://portland.freedesktop.org/wiki/EmailConfig has some pointers in
that direction. It would be a good place to add a section with
instructions for how a web-mail provider could configure its service to
be the default e-mailer.
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