Supporting mime types in desktop actions
faure at kde.org
Wed Apr 4 23:33:49 PDT 2012
On Tuesday 03 April 2012 18:40:04 Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> Writing the intents spec, I found out that according to the desktop entry
> t.html Desktop Actions do not support a MimeType key. Is there a solid
> reason why?
I can't think of another reason than "the need for it never popped up before".
> My use case:
> I have an image viewer and editor which supports viewing jpg and png,
> however it can only *edit* png files. The "Edit" action would then only
> support image/png while the main entry would support image/jpeg and
> One of the issues raised by supporting it is associating a mime type to an
> action (rather than a desktop file altogether).
> I propose the following syntax for mimeapps.list
OK, but this also needs a fix in the desktop entry spec, right?
For the case where the developer already knows in the first place that the app
can only edit PNGs.
David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
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