Proposal: Inharitance for Desktop Entry Spec
pcman.tw at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 11:59:12 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.
I don't think this is a good idea... We already have too much
duplicated work like this.
This doesn't solve the problem from its root, and also it make things
much more complicated.
> > 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
Sorry, my typo. I mean xdg-open, not xdg-mime. However they have the
They only recognize gnome, kde, and xfce. It's not a real
cross-desktop solution but just a wrapper for existing
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