shared-mime-info: image/x-fits -> image/fits

David Faure dfaure at
Tue Feb 17 01:38:11 PST 2009

On Thursday 12 February 2009, Alexey Shuvaev wrote:
> Hello all!
> The long history short: FITS image mime type is officially registered
> since 2005. So it is named image/fits and application/fits now.
> The history of acception:
> RFC 4047:

Indeed, knows about image/fits.

> As of image/fits, I think it should be fixed.


2009-02-17  David Faure  <faure at>

	* Rename image/x-fits to image/fits
	(IANA-registered name), and add image/x-fits as alias
	* tests/list: Update testcase accordingly

However for you to benefit from this fix, a new shared-mime-info
release has to be made, which is not in my hands.

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Qt Software @ Nokia to work on KDE,
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