Have a way to dynamically change software associations at distribution level

Francois Gouget fgouget at codeweavers.com
Tue Aug 4 03:16:55 PDT 2009

Patryk Zawadzki a écrit :
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Francois Gouget<fgouget at codeweavers.com> wrote:
>> KDE has used InitialPreference since long before XDG existed. So that
>> causes me to wonder. Why didn't XDG use this scheme from the get-go? Was
>> it considered and ruled out? If so, what were the reasons at the time?
>> Don't they still apply?
> I think it doesn't solve the most common multi-desktop scenario:
> * KDE should favor KDE/QT apps
> * GNOME should favor GNOME/GTK+ apps
> * XFCE should favor XFCE apps but probably prefer GTK+ to QT etc.

defaults.list does not seem to solve that problem either... except by 
being a mechanism that is not used by KDE. But specifying that each 
desktop environment should use a different mechanism does not sound like 
a good idea<g>.

Francois Gouget
fgouget at codeweavers.com

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