Proposal for a MIME mapping spec
alexl at redhat.com
Thu Jul 8 09:08:46 EEST 2004
On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 23:46, Philip Peake wrote:
> 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).
This is an immense change in complexity. Going from a shared file format
specification to a common API with all the ABI stability issues, release
schedule differences, dependency hell and language bindings problems.
What exactly would this gain you? I see zero gain, only lots of pain.
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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