Re: gnome-recent in libegg

On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 15:45, Alex Graveley wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 14:43, James Willcox wrote:
> > >     * Should programs that edit the same file types have the same recent
> > >       lists? (ie. is it the 4 last documents edited with GEdit, or the 4
> > >       last text/plain documents edited?)
> > 
> > This seems like something the usability guys should decide upon, though
> > gnome-recent would generally work well in either case (the current API
> > calls for "appname", but that could simply be changed to "mime type").
> > One problem would be if an app supported multiple mime types.  There
> > wouldn't be any easy way to do that with the current code.
> It could pass the application key as used in gnome-mime-data, and
> gnome-recent could lookup the mime-types it supports automagically.

Yeah, that part of it sounds ok.  However, I was more concerned with how
to aggregate all the lists (since you essentially have a list for each
mime type), and still maintain any sort of order.  Of course, you could
time stamp each URI when it is inserted, etc, but it gets messy.


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