Importance of xdg specifications (fwd)

Timo Stuelten t.stuelten at
Fri Dec 10 15:58:49 EET 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 08:49 -0500, Chas Honton wrote:
> Yesterday I was going to write some Java code which examined aspects of 
> .desktop files.  I looked for the

Maybe you are interested in the code I wrote?

I recently needed some desktop specific stuff from the java side
to get appropriate applications/actions/commands and the mimetype for
files. I used the fd.o specs and mimetype definitions for this purpose.

What I have is some code to get mimetypes of files/streams and an
extension to Sun's Java Activation Framework using .desktop files to get 

Probably the same stuff you wrote ;)


Timo Stuelten
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