Proposal for a MIME mapping spec

Philip Peake pjp at
Thu Jul 8 00:46:28 EEST 2004

Keith Packard wrote:

>This is a user trap.  Install new desktop files and nothing happens until 
>you run the 'magic' program.
>fontconfig stat's directories looking for changes and automatically 
>regenerates a per-user cache.  If this is possible, it will eliminate a 
>lot of errors.
>Duplication of data should be under system control, not user control.
Yes, this is a potential problem that needs to be addressed.

I would also like to add a plea to at least consider adding an 
abstraction layer so that the on-disk hierarchy could be replaced by a 
(possibly remote) database of some description (LDAP/RDBMS/etc).


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