Re: feature request

On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 19:06, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 15:27, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > This is a fairly commonly requested feature. It has been discussed some 
> > times, but the better solution is to make the Gnome mimetype system not 
> > suck so much. Then per-mimetype actions would just automatically show up 
> > next to the Open in foo items on the context menu.
> > 
> Agree, isn't Dave working on this right now? 

I was, I kinda put it on the backburner.

The mimetype system really does need some work.  It's the right way to
do a lot of the things the nautilus scripts are being used for.  I fear
that productizing scripts too much might confuse the issue.

There are things that people do with files that don't really fit in to
the "Open in" menu.  Things like expanding archives, uploading things to
their palm pilots, and installing rpms.  This might be something worth
thinking about for the mime database.

> Only concern within this type of per-mime action setup is that certain
> app writers may decide that they should polute context menus with lots
> of stuff specific to their app (see windows for the branding mess this
> can cause).

Yeah, that's a valid concern.

Dave Camp <dave ximian com>

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