Proposal: Inharitance for Desktop Entry Spec
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Thu Apr 17 11:03:02 PDT 2008
> However, the xdg-utils way has a serious drawback:
> Currently xdg-utils only recognize gnome/kde/xfce.
> There are much more different environments then these three, and the
> number is still growing...
Then those desktop environments should add support to xdg-utils for
their environment and send patches. As you say, there are many more,
and the numbers are growing -- we can't expect the xdg-utils maintainers
to track all of these things.
> The same problem happens to xdg-mime. Currently it calls gnome-open,
> kfmclient, and exo-open. But this is totally broken if these three
> desktop environment is not available.
That sounds like a bug in xdgmime -- I'd think it should use xdg-open
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