More about "intents": Several improvements to desktop files and caches
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Mon Jan 6 07:38:34 PST 2014
On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net> wrote:
> 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
> mailto scheme
All these are not safe assumptions. Quassel, for example, does not
support irc: uris.
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