A spec to set default terminal applications?
jtojnar at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 20:30:14 UTC 2018
For what it’s worth, there already was a quite nice Intents proposal
. Android Intents  might be interesting as well.
On Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 at 10:14 PM, Ian Huang <imyxhuang at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, that's a thought. Something like an intent system sounds perfect
> to categorize these actions. And then desktops could stop abusing the
> MIME system or gconf or hardcoding for these things. Somebody's got
> to bring up that we could take the easy way out and have x-intent/ be
> a whole category of dummy MIME types, but that doesn't really fix the
> concern about inconsistent CLI arguments, so once again I doubt it
> would be the right choice.
> So yes, I think generalizing your xdg-terminal-exec proposal into a
> new system for intents would be great. Off the top of my head, one
> way would be that the directories could be restructured to have
> xdg-intents directories (instead of xdg-terminals of course) with
> subdirectories carrying the names of the intents, like
> ~/.local/share/xdg-intents/terminals/ for instance.
> You could also structure the config .list files in the same matter.
> But there might be a better way, it's kind of trivial how you should
> structure this.
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 01:21 Vladimir Kudrya <vladimir-csp at yandex.ru>
>> That's an interesting area. For example, XFCE has generalizations
>> web browser, email client facilitated by their own reinvented wheel
>> inside exo-open AFAIK.
>> I found a way to do some without any special treatment: I have a
>> bind in
>> Openbox to open browser and mail client set up like 'xdg-open
>> But it does not work well for mailto: and there is no scheme for
>> Another related function: backlight. How to generalize between
>> xbacklight or brightnessctl depending on hardware support.
>> To sum it up, this is another class of tasks, not to open something
>> something, but to execute something. Intents? x-intent/email-client,
>> x-intent/reduce-backlight? Generalize xdg-terminal-exec into
>> xdg-intent-exec? X-ExecArg into X-ArgPrefix? What do you think?
>> On 2018-08-29 09:50, Ian Huang wrote:
>> > For example, many keyboards have a calculator function button that
>> > believe is hard coded to use GNOME's calculator for me at the
>> > Similar apps that don't necessarily handle a single type of file
>> > reasonably call for a default choice could maybe share the same
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