Alexander Larsson alexl at
Wed Oct 27 10:11:01 EEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 22:10 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Heya,
> I wanted to know which desktop(s) currently implement mime-type
> aliasing. The following patch would only work correcly if aliases were
> implemented. Otherwise I'll have to stick it in bugzilla for a later
> commit.
> Cheers
> PS: the RFC mentioned in the patch can be read at

Gnome 2.8 has some support for aliases, but its not perfect because
there is no mapping from alias -> real mimetype, only from real mimetype
-> aliases. This needs some work.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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