More about "intents": Several improvements to desktop files and caches
faure at kde.org
Mon Jan 6 05:48:47 PST 2014
On Monday 06 January 2014 14:44:27 Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-01-06 at 14:35 +0100, David Faure wrote:
> > On Monday 06 January 2014 14:28:01 Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > > And it's more about services (allow me to pick a photo, or select a
> > > contact) than about full-fledged applications. A terminal emulator can
> > > hardly be thought as providing a service to other applications, a photo
> > > picker provided by the native photo application would.
> > My point is that both needs (i.e. use cases) exist.
> > I know that "intents" and the use of dbus interfaces is about what you
> > describe.
> > I'm simply pointing out that the other use case (merely starting apps, at
> > most with a url on the command line) exists too, and that I'd like to see
> > a standard solution for it.
> The URL would/should have a mime-type associated to it, so you can just
> lookup by mime-type.
"at most" means "sometimes none".
There's no URL and no mimetype involved when listing or starting
- window managers
- terminal emulators
- instant messaging apps
- email clients
David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
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