Trash spec: wrapping up

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Nov 1 00:51:59 EET 2004

On Sunday 31 October 2004 04:00, Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > This field would be empty if the file trashing was "normal"? (i.e. from
> > a file manager or file selection dialog). Then that sounds fine to me.
> > Perhaps is should be called TrashContext or something instead of
> > Application though, because theoretically this type of special-casing of
> > some forms of trashing might be used among a set of apps.
> Namespace issues can arise here. I.e. two apps independently decide to
> use the same TrashContext values for incompatible means. Perhaps we can
> offer a "prefux" system, so that KDE and Gnome contxts start with KDE_
> and GNOME_ respectively, and any FooApp woule be encouraged to start its
> context with FooApp_ ?

it would be nice if contexts were shared as much as possible to create 
seamless experiences, as we have done with the clipboard, mimetypes and 

i think it should be up to the responsible nature of application developers to 
collaborate on these things rather than shield them from having to. that 
said, i believe it will eventually become important for FD.o to provide a 
registry for various namespace usages mandated by the XDG specs.

> Yours, Mikhail Ramendik
> P.S. Which KDE will be the first to have an implementation of this spec?

3.4 ... apps are rolling out this month that can use it, however (e.g. 

Aaron J. Seigo
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