Re: The status of MIME support?

Le jeu, 27/05/2004 à 12:48 +0200, Hongli Lai a écrit :
> What's the current status of MIME support in gnome-vfs? 
> I installed GNOME 2.6 and sadly I discovered several things:
> - gnome-vfs doesn't seem to use ~/.local/share/mime unless 
> $XDG_DATA_DIRS is set.

Looking at xdgmime.c:_xdg_mime_init, this shouldn't be necessary if
either HOME or XDG_DATA_HOME are set, maybe there's a tiny bug in this
code, would be worth looking at it with gdb/printf.

> - If I run update-mime-database ~/.local/share/mime, gnome-vfs doesn't 
> detect changes until I restart the entire application (Nautilus)!

Yeah, that's something I would have expected.

> And the most important of all:
> - The MIME sniffing stuff doesn't seem to be implemented at all. I have 
> a file with the extension .package. [...] I had hoped 
> that I can now finally override this, but gnome-vfs doesn't seem to 
> support FD.o's MIME sniffing at all.

As far as I know, MIME sniffing works, see for example the problems we
had with .xls files being identified as .doc files because the .doc
sniffing pattern was buggy. Nautilus only sniffs a file when you click
on it though (and if it's local). Maybe that's what you are seeing ?

Hope that helps,


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