Mime Spec updates: Matching order and generic icons
dfaure at trolltech.com
Tue Mar 4 06:50:49 PST 2008
On Tuesday 04 March 2008, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 19:40 +0100, David Faure wrote:
> > On Monday 03 March 2008, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 16:05 +0100, David Faure wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > > > This is not good! It means that any mimetype xml file I generate now with an icon field,
> > > > will break for users who have not upgraded to the future version of update-mime-database
> > > > which will include support for the icon field!
> > > >
> > > > 1.20 (talex 05-Mar-03): g_set_error(error, MIME_ERROR, 0,
> > > > 1.20 (talex 05-Mar-03): _("Unknown freedesktop.org field '%s'"),
> > > > 1.20 (talex 05-Mar-03): field->name);
> > > >
> > > > I suggest making it a warning at least -- or removing that else clause completely,
> > > > to allow future changes in the mime spec.
> > >
> > > That sounds fair. Feel free to commit a patch to do that
> > I don't think I have write access (or I forgot the password if I ever had).
> > The patch is ultra-simple though: remove those three lines and the "else" that precedes them.
> > > or let me know when you want this fixed by
> > 5 years ago, preferrably :-)
> I'm afraid that won't be possible.
No time machine around? Damn :)
> > I'm stuck now, I can't even enable the code that writes out an icon element, it would break stuff for everyone :(
> > I guess I'll make it dependent on a shared-mime-info version check, but for this I need a new shared-mime-info release.
> So, do I need to do a release now?
Actually it would be more useful also have the support for icon (and generic-icon) into update-mime-database,
the no-error-on-icon-element fix doesn't bring much by itself other than forward compat.
Who plans to implement the support for icon and generic icon from Alexander's spec update? Alexander or you?
If the ETA is "soon" then the release can wait; if the ETA is "possibly several months" then a release would
be useful indeed, to increase the number of users having a non-aborting update-mime-database installed
when the time comes.
David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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