trying to understand XDG - a plea for help
mangoo at interia.pl
Mon Mar 7 22:49:54 EET 2005
As recently my primary distro began to switch to XDG-style menu, and
generally extension management (like *.pdf, *.avi, *.mp3), I noticed I
can't do things I could do easily in the past.
Namely: I can use *only* the extensions provided by the distribution,
and to programs provided by the distribution.
Why can't I make my own *.tomek extension and attach
it to /usr/local/bin/tomek program (written by me)?
Why can't I write my own *.mp3 player and set it to mp3 files by default?
If a user downloads Adobe Acrobat Reader, why he/she can't then
associate it with pdf extension?
If a user downloads Real Player, why he/she can't associate it with Real
So if anyone could tell me, if it's the distribution which broke this
XDG concept, or maybe it's the XDG concept to disallow a typical Joe
user to attach file extensions to his own programs, it would make my day.
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