xdg-utils replacement (Was: Re: Proposal: Inharitance for Desktop Entry Spec)
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Thu Apr 17 13:11:25 PDT 2008
Vincent Untz wrote:
> Le jeudi 17 avril 2008, à 12:11 -0700, Brian J. Tarricone a écrit :
>> Maybe some sort of XDG DBus service that can handle much of the
>> functionality that xdg-utils handles. Like xdg-open could be replaced
>> by a dbus method, and I imagine most other functions could as well.
>> Each desktop environment would be responsible for creating and
>> distributing this daemon, which would take the burden off
>> freedesktop.org. I see this as a good thing -- if a DE/WM wants to opt
>> in to this support, they have a direct way of doing it that doesn't
>> require external dependencies (that is, it doesn't mean having to get a
>> patch included in upstream xdg-utils).
>> It's a bit more work than writing a script, though. The current
>> xdg-utils scripts could be replaced with dummy scripts that just use
>> dbus-send to talk to the new interface.
> Something like http://cvs.freedesktop.org/portland/portland/dapi ?
> I think it died because there wasn't enough interest. But you should
> probably ask on the portland mailing list.
Yeah, pretty much exactly -- but covering what's in xdg-utils currently
(some overlap, some missing). I'm interested, but I really don't have
the time for it atm :-/ .
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