Have a way to dynamically change software associations at distribution level
jannis at xfce.org
Tue Aug 4 04:40:58 PDT 2009
On Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:02:43 +0200
David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 August 2009, Didier Roche wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > Right now, GNU/Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, from what I see
> > it seems to apply to Fedora, OpenSuse and Mandrake as well…) use a
> > static defaults.list file in $XDG_DATA_DIRS/applications shipped by
> > the distribution for associating a mimetype to a default
> > application.
> defaults.list is a gnome-only file, it is not part of a freedesktop
> standard and not read by KDE.
It doesn't seem to be written by GIO anymore. It still reads
defaults.list for backwards compatibility reasons but I think it only
writes to mimeapps.list.
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