shared-mime-info question

Mike Hearn mike at
Wed May 12 12:59:10 EEST 2004

On Wed, 12 May 2004 10:59:30 +0200, David Faure wrote:
> Yep. I suggest renaming it to application/x-ksh for consistency,
> removing /bin/ksh from the matches for application/x-shellscript
> and adding sub-class-of="application/x-executable-script"

We can get away with this now as the database is still young, but what are
the stability guarantees like for the future? What if an application
expected ksh to be text/ksh and then it was renamed?

In fact there has already been such breakage when Gnome transitioned to
shared-mime-info (see script launching). 

Should there be a policy for this? Apologies if there already is one.

thanks -mike

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