Re: Moving "Open with" to the platform
- From: Claudio Saavedra <csaavedra alumnos utalca cl>
- To: Federico Mena Quintero <federico ximian com>
- Cc: GTK+ development mailing list <gtk-devel-list gnome org>, nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Moving "Open with" to the platform
- Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:09:02 -0300
El mar, 18-03-2008 a las 14:02 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero escribió:
> Right now, the "Open with another application" dialog lives in
> nautilus/libnautilus-private/nautilus-open-with-dialog.[ch]. This
> dialog uses the machinery in GIO's GAppInfo to figure out which apps can
> be used to open a file of a certain MIME-type.
> There's a long-standing annoyance in Firefox, where it implements "open
> with" by starting a file chooser in /usr/bin. Now, if you complain
> about the file chooser *right here* I will ignore your mail :) My point
> is that it would be nice if the "open with" GUI were available to all
> apps, not just Nautilus.
> We could do a few things:
> * Move nautilus-open-with-dialog.[ch] into GTK+. From a super-quick
> read of the code, this uses no Nautilus-only stuff except for some of
> libeel's convenience error dialogs, and some "the MIME info changed"
> * Leave the dialog in place inside Nautilus, and provide a D-Bus service
> for the "open with" GUI. I'm 51% leaning towards this option, since
> then this would have a chance of working with a desktop-specific GUI,
> depending on your choice of desktop environment --- aside from promoting
> the use of D-Bus for this kind of stuff.
What about the "open with..." menu items machinery? This is
reimplemented in more than one place (being eog and gthumb the examples
I recall at the moment).
Claudio Saavedra <csaavedra alumnos utalca cl>
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