[New] Desktop Preferred Applications Specification

Bastien Nocera hadess at hadess.net
Sun Jun 7 04:50:55 PDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-06-07 at 13:52 +0800, PCMan wrote:
> Hi list,
> To solve the issue that every desktop environment has its own way to
> specify default web browser and terminal emulator, I wrote a new spec
> to create a cross-desktop mechanism for this. This spec works by
> extending existing XDG specs and only requires minimal changes to
> existing systems without breaking backward compatibility. Besides, it
> can work in an desktop independent way, and can work with existing xdg
> tools like desktop-utils.
> Here is the full specification.
> http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Desktop_Preferred_Applications_Specification
> This spec is going to be implemented by LXDE later.
> Please give some comments.

It doesn't help with one of the problems I had with the existing GNOME

Also editing defaults.list doesn't allow for instant notification of the
change for UIs, GConf allows that, makes it a pain to implement


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