[Portland] xdg-util feedback
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Thu Apr 6 15:09:29 EEST 2006
On Thursday 06 April 2006 13:51, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> 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.
Ah, good point. At this stage xdg-email is almost identical to xdg-open
Maybe xdg-email should allow to take arguments in their natural form, convert
them into a mailto URI and then call xdg-open and let it handle the
An application that wants to create mailto URIs itself, could always directly
The main question would then be how difficult it is to encode things properly
within shell script capabilities.
> 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.
Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtcentre.org
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