[New] Desktop Preferred Applications Specification
hadess at hadess.net
Sun Jun 7 08:28:35 PDT 2009
On Sun, 2009-06-07 at 14:00 +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 07.06.2009, 12:50 +0100 schrieb Bastien Nocera:
> > 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
> > setup:
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=510800#c4
> Correct me If I'm wrong, but that's a completely different issue:
> nautilus-sendto. If we had a standard for preferred apps,
> nautilus-sendto could also follow it.
Yes, but we'd still be missing metadata to tell us how to construct the
commands to launch those mailers with attachments.
> BTW: IMO we also need a "sendto"-spec similar to what Thunar already
> does. Then nautilus-sendto would be obsolete anyway.
What does Thunar do that would obsolete nautilus-sendto?
> > 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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