Re: Preferred Applications revisited, part two

On Sun, 2005-11-27 at 14:30 +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> On dim, 2005-11-27 at 01:05 +0100, Luca Cavalli wrote:
> > one. There is only a small note inside, but
> > the format is quite simple. Anyway, if needed, I can write something to
> > explain it, no problem.
> Just list the keyword than can be used (like tab-command for a browser).

OK, I will put a detailed description inside the file.

> > If I can express my opinion an XML file is a good compromise between
> > hardcoded C structs inside source file and automatic application
> > discovering via desktop files, which is not doable with the current
> > desktop file format. I like also Paolo's idea of having our own custom
> > desktop files somewhere.
> What is the issue with editing the current desktop file to set a field
> the provided function (Browser, Mailer, ...)? The XML description is
> nice, but still require to list all the alternatives instead of making
> easy for the applications to be list themself.

The issue is that if we use our own xml file, we have total control over
it. If we use dekstop files provided by applications, we don't have
control over it. There is no problem for gnome applications, like
epyphany, galeon or evolution, but we have to wait for other
applications, like firefox, mozilla, konqueror, kmail and all other CLI
apps to add a modified desktop file, before we will be able to list them
in the capplet.

> Cheers,
> Sebastien Bacher



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