More about "intents": Several improvements to desktop files and caches
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Mon Jan 6 05:56:30 PST 2014
On Mon, 2014-01-06 at 14:48 +0100, David Faure wrote:
> 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
Those would be covered by the Implements changes documented by Ryan:
> - instant messaging apps
xmpp, and irc schemes at least, so those are covered by
> - email clients
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