shared-mime-info 0.17

Thomas Leonard tal at
Tue Mar 14 21:01:07 EET 2006

On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 17:05:05 +0000, John Tapsell wrote:

> Hi Bastien,
>> Huh. It's a software announcement. Pretty much every Free Unix desktop
>> project uses it, and distros and users should probably all upgrade to
>> that version...
> Okay.  You know that.  Most people here know that.  Yet if you go to
> it's under:
> "Draft specifications that are new and not yet widely used, though
> they may be used by one or more desktops or desktop applications:"
> With no indication anywhere whether everyone uses it or nobody uses.

Try clicking on the link to the spec. From the linked web page:

"Current status

The specification is now quite stable and not expected to change in
incompatible ways. Integration with icon themes has not been finalised
(and is not currently part of the specification).

    * ROX has used the system since ROX-Filer 1.3.3 (July 2002).
    * GTK has support since version 2.4 (Mar 2004).
    * GNOME uses the system since version 2.8 (Sep 2004).
    * XFCE uses the system since version 4.2.0 (Jan 2005).
    * KDE is planning to support it for their next major release.

Current issues keeping this as 'draft' are:

    * The Desktop Base Directory Specification, which this relies on, is
      still a draft."

> What would be really nice would be to state:
> * Which version of gnome uses/supports this
> * Which version of kde uses/supports this
> * Any other relevant apps
> And to move it under the title "draft specifications"
> Thanks

Dr Thomas Leonard
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