Have a way to dynamically change software associations at distribution level
faure at kde.org
Tue Aug 4 06:45:17 PDT 2009
On Tuesday 04 August 2009, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Francois Gouget<fgouget at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> > 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>.
> I didn't mean to defent GNOME or criticize KDE, I just wanted to point
> out that we might need more than just a list of apps to try in order
> Maybe something like:
> ...could solve it?
That's exactly the InitialPreference field.
("Initial" because the user or sysadmin can overwrite it with mimeapps.list)
> Then for example XFCE could multiply priorities of
> apps with KDE/QT in categories by 0.7 and priorities of XFCE apps by
This could be a solution for "prefer native apps" indeed; but maybe it wouldn't
give enough control to the distributions?
David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Qt Software @ Nokia to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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