I think we need to extend the use of .desktop files for these two special cases

David Faure dfaure at trolltech.com
Wed Jan 19 19:24:48 EET 2005

On Wednesday 12 January 2005 01:05, Kristof Vansant wrote:
> I think we need to extend the use of .desktop files for this two special
> cases.
> In gnome two things come to mind:
> 1) gnome-volume-manager: (medium management)
> I don't want to fill in manually "goobox  -d %d" I just want to select
> goobox for handling my audio cd's. (users don't do goobox --help and see
> what command they need!)

How about providing a goobox_play.desktop which does that out of the box,
so that users don't need to fill it in manually?

> 2) multimedia-keyboard: (multimedia keys management)
> I should be able to select my favorite music player out of a list of
> installed audio players.
> The computer should find for itself what commando it has to use to play
> the next track, how to stop the track, etc.

IMHO that's more a task for DBUS communication with standardized interfaces
(see the DAL discussion).

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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