Re: File types menu entry gone

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 22:49 +0100, Toralf Lund wrote:
> Sean Middleditch wrote:
> >On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 19:56 +0100, Toralf Lund wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>I can't see that this explains how to add a MIME type, or whatever 
> >>happened to the "internet services" config, which was what I was 
> >>actually looking for right now...
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >It's the very first thing mentioned on the "What's New" page.
> >
> >In short, you can't add a new MIME type or protocol handler in the UI,
> >you have to edit .desktop files.
> >
> Also, is really mime type information encoded in .desktop? Urgh, that's 
> exactly what I tried explaining to the KDE people many years ago was a 
> really bad idea. - Because menus, which .desktop files are otherwise 
> used for, and MIME handlers represent completely different 
> functionality, so their setup shouldn't be mixed.

The .desktop file is (has evolved into) a description of the interface
the app has (visible name, category, what mime type it handles, etc)
That is not evil, IMHO.

-- m

Mariano Suárez-Alvarez <msuarezalvarez arnet com ar>

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