Re: 2.4 features to consider

On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 12:11:35PM -0800, Shahms King wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 11:28, MArk Finlay wrote:
> > Some comments: 
> > 
> > >  - MIME system. A spec needs to be documented on xdg-list, 
> > >    and it has to be implemented. A #1 UI issue right now.
> > >    (Rather than calling this "MIME system" the UI-focused name 
> > >    might be "opening the right app when you double click")
> > 
> > Is it just me or does the gnome MIME system need to be totally
> > overhauled. Nautilus just doesn't seem to be properly integrated. I was
> > trying to work out how to merge the the nautilus "open with" stuff with
> > the gnome mime type dialog but I think i just gave up and said "this
> > needs to be redone not fixed".
> It's not just you, the GNOME MIME system needs to be overhauled. 
> has a spec for storing the basic MIME info, but
> associating applications and actions with the MIME types isn't covered. 
> I would think using the applications .desktop file would be the logic
> place for such associations (gnome-vfs or whatever could query
> all-applications: to get a list of possible applications to launch a
> mime type, etc.)  It's an oft discussed topic, but I don't know if
> anyone is actually working on it.

I don't think jrb and Waldo are big fans of what's on
so far, though.

One of the big flaws is having a "GNOME" mime system in the first
place - Mozilla should clearly be using the same system, for example.


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