[Portland] Fwd: [Desktop_architects] Querying desktop settings like default browser and proxy configuration
pcman.tw at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 20:15:22 PDT 2009
So who is maintaining xdg-utils now and where should I send patches to?
I'd like to join the development and have some new ideas about xdg-open.
Besides, is it possible to write a freedesktop.org spec to store those
settings in a common place rather than having this kind of wrapper?
It's not about common configuration system, which was not accepted in the past.
Default browser and proxy settings only contains several smiple
strings and a simple ini file is quite suitable for storing this small
amount of data. Is it really needed to create yet another complicated
wrapper script for this?
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Fathi Boudra<fboudra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks. I merged xdg-settings to the CVS tree.
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 4:26 PM, Dan Kegel<dank at kegel.com> wrote:
>> Here's a prototype implementation. I guess the next step is to
>> open a feature enhancement request in bugzilla
>> and attach the patch as an example...
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Mike Mammarella <mdm at chromium.org>
>> Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 3:50 PM
>> Subject: [Desktop_architects] Querying desktop settings like default
>> browser and proxy configuration
>> To: desktop_architects at lists.linux-foundation.org
>> Different desktop environments store settings like the default web
>> browser and proxy configuration parameters in different ways, and
>> there doesn't seem to be any standard way of querying (or changing)
>> these settings. The xdg-utils package provides a wrapper around some
>> related functionality, like "opening" a file or URL (which might *use*
>> the default web browser setting), but falls short of a general
>> configuration query mechanism.
>> I'm working on a small addition to xdg-utils: a new utility called
>> xdg-settings that will allow settings like these to be queried and, in
>> some cases, changed. I've posted a small page about it along with an
>> in-progress version at
>> http://www.crystalorb.net/mikem/xdg-settings.html to get some feedback
>> on this idea.
>> (A message a few days ago to the Portland project's mailing list
>> didn't get any reply, so I'm asking about it here.)
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