XDG Default Applications specification proposal

Thayne astrothayne at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 20:22:38 UTC 2020

That doesn't really solve the problem of determining the application. And
adds the additional problem that the application must support dbus, which
many of these applications currently don't (especially yerminals).

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 07:34 Marc Boocha <marcboocha at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well I think it should be portal but lets assume for sake of discussion
> let
> assume org.freedesktop.apps for the time being.
> All default apps have org.freedesktop.apps.spawn method which spawns the
> default apps
> In some cases when apps could also could now have special methods like tab
> to
> open a new tab
> For default apps:
> Terminal
> File browser(easily called without args)
> Web browser(BROWSER env var)
> Email client(xdg-email exist, to replace that)
> Text editor(Basically EDITOR env varible. Also too generic in use case to
> actualy set to a mimetype)
> Also I will like xdg-screensaver, xdg-open, xdg-mime and xdg-settings with
> a
> dbus apis as probing DEs in shell are just to fragile
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