mimeapps.list and mimetype inheritance

Jerome Leclanche adys.wh at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 18:37:55 PST 2013

Have you gotten an answer to this? I'm interested.

J. Leclanche

On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:

> Hi Alexander,
> When you implemented support for mimeapps.list in glib, did that include
> looking up inherited mimetypes, or is that not supported?
> Here's an example.
> emacs.desktop says:
>    MimeType=text/plain;text/x-csrc;
> My mimeapps.list says:
>    text/plain=kde4-kate.desktop;emacs.desktop;
>   (and has no entry for text/x-csrc)
> When opening a text/plain file, kate is selected, no problem.
> But when opening a text/x-csrc file, emacs is selected.
> Is this expected?
> The question is: should the user's preference for text/plain have priority
> over the fact that a .desktop file mentions the derived mimetype
> explicitely?
> As a user, I would expect that (so that I can select a text editor for all
> inherited mimetypes in one click).
> But implementation-wise, this is a bit tricky, because of the interaction
> with
> multiple dirs in XDG_DATA_DIRS, and with "Removed Associations", so I was
> wondering if this was implemented in glib, and if so, whether we could
> agree
> on a common algorithm.
> The spec [1] doesn't currently mention mimetype inheritance.
> [1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mime-actions-spec
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> David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
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