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Fri Dec 10 13:42:24 EET 2004
On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 22:00, Alex Graveley wrote:
> I really want a way to make my users happy. XDG's charter is to provide
> the mechanism for this. Yet I still have no desktop-neutral way of
> accomplishing the following:
> * opening a file browser for a given local directory
> * opening a web browser
> * opening an email composer
> How can we fix this?
Isn't that something that should be handled by a "Common-VFS" library?
http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gnome-vfs-2.0/gnome-vfs-20-gnome-vfs-mime-database.html#gnome-vfs-mime-get-all-applications See function: gnome_vfs_mime_get_default_application ()
And for KDE:
Where do desktops store "default_application" settings internally? Not
in a standardized place i suppose.
Are environment variables the right way to fix this? What if you change
the default web-browser? Do you have to log out and log in again that
all applications recognize the change?
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