we need a spec for handling mediums
elanthis at awesomeplay.com
Sat Aug 14 19:08:17 EEST 2004
Kristof Vansant wrote:
>I was thinking,
>where can programme"s store that they can handle a surten medium.
>I mean like gtoaster can register somewhere that it handles empty cdr
>or xine that it handles DVD and SVCD.
>projects like gvm can then use this to know with what program they
>should use to read a dvd, cdr or svcd
This should probably be done the same way the new MIME spec works. Each
app adds a field to it's .desktop file stating which mediums it can
handle and what command to run to handle it. Configuration programs can
then show a list of these and let the use set their prefered handler in
the desktop system's preferences manager (GConf, whatever).
The .desktop entries might look something like:
And so on. %m would be replaced with mount path (for devices where that
makes sense), %d would be the device identifier (probably a HAL ID, so
as to be system agnostic) and so on.
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