Re: [Usability] An extended default applications dialog

Am Donnerstag, den 11.01.2007, 20:50 +0000 schrieb Matt Medland:
> I'm proposing that mime-type association be centralised in the
> Preferences>Preferred Applications area, since that seems the natural
> place that anyone would go to. This would, potentially, be useful for
> everyone.
> The spec is here:
> and any comments or criticism would be appreciated.

I'm extremely in favor of the "MIME type categories" proposed in some
comments on the spec page, i.e. we'd have certain categories like
"Audio", "Images", "Plain Text", "Text Documents", "Spreadsheet" etc.

Each category would provide a listing of MIME types that each
application has to support to be elegible for that category.

The GUI must also allow to determine exceptions for particular MIME
types that are part of the category, else we're not flexible enough to
deal the requirements with specialized setups. The specialized MIME
selection allows to select all applications that can be used for the
MIME type in question.

Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>

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