On 28. 08. 20 13:33, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> I'm sorry, I read through the mail, but I don't understand what you'd want
> me to say, or what questions you'd want me to answer.
You pretty much answered all the questions. Thanks.
> In short, I've maintained the upstream shared-mime-info for 16 years, and
> now is the time to let others in the community maintain it, both upstream
> and downstream. It is still absolutely required, but it's not important
> enough to be able to set time aside for.
> As for the mimeapps.list, you might need to peruse the shared-mime-info
> specifications, which explain what the different files do:
How is the list maintained in Fedora? Is there some working group (e.g.
workstation) overseeing this or is it just the shared-mime-info package
maintainer? Or is it Rex as indicated in
Hello Fedorans, Bastien,
I have noticed that the shared-mime-info package was orphaned couple days ago.
Bastien, AFAIK you were the primary point of contact in Fedora and I also see
you are the RHEL 8 default bugzilla assignee.
Considering the following commit:
I've disregarded the idea the the package was orphaned by accident.
I also see that GNOME mime types have been moved away from the package (on
I always considered shared-mime-info an important package, however I don't see
it in comps. Maybe it is no longer that important?
A repoquery reveals ~50 packages that require it including PackageKit, Thunar
(Xfce), some NetworkManager packages, kdelibs (KDE)...
A recursive repoquery yields ~ 6650 packages.
I've taken the orphaned package for now to avoid any disruption (and a totally
unreadable orphans report), but I don't really understand the Fedora package, it
has a manually created source without any comment explaining where is this from:
Bastien, could you please give me a hint about this file? Thanks
The package technically has 8 co-maintainers and a sig, but I don't put much
hopes into the crowd there considering they haven't touched the package in years.
Are there any interested Fedora packages that understand mime info better than I do
PS There is an interesting file-ownership problem reported in Bugzilla
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1486468 - I plan to discuss this
later on the packaging mailing list as well.