[Portland] xdg-util feedback

Benjamin Meyer bmeyer at trolltech.com
Thu Apr 6 14:51:05 EEST 2006

On Thursday 06 April 2006 11:00, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Thursday 06 April 2006 11:10, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> > In the event that the current desktop environment isn't detectable what
> > do you thing of falling back to firefox, mozilla, and then netscape? 
> > This should be able to catch a lot of cases especially on older systems. 
> > This would also work for xdg-open sense netscape has its own mime system
> > to open files that are not for the web browser.
> When you write "also work for xdg-open" which other script do you have in
> mind that could use this as the generic fallback case?

Sorry, the xdg-email script.

> > Also you can detect if CDE is running with something like this:
> > xprop -root | grep DTWM_IS_RUNNING
> >
> > Also when opening a file in KDE you want to use kfmclient exec and when
> > opening a URL you want to use kfmclient openURL.  This is for cases such
> > as a pdf file where you want the web browser to open it or any mime type
> > that the browser isn't the primary (say if html was assigned to a editor
> > and not konq).
> I am not sure about this.
> When I do kfmclient exec ftp://somehost/someimage.png I get it opened in
> kuickshow if I do kfmclient openURL ftp://somehost/someimage.png I get it
> opened embedded in Konqueror running in filemanager mode.
> When I click an URL to an image in KMail I get the first behavior, so for
> consistency I'd rather have the kfmclient exec behavior in xdg-open's KDE
> path
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Yah I guess that because xdg-open doesn't say that it will open the URL in the 
default web browser, simply that it will open it, then it is ok.  Scratch 
that comment.

-Benjamin Meyer

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