Importance of xdg specifications

Timo Stuelten t.stuelten at
Wed Dec 8 22:41:07 EET 2004

Hi Chas!

You might be 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 a mimetypes of files/streams and an 
extension to Sun's Java Activation Framework useing .desktop files to get 
appropriate applications. 

Probably the same stuff you wrote ;)


Timo Stuelten
mailto: t.stuelten at

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