shared-mime-info and desktops
coffeekingms at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 21:39:10 UTC 2015
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I'm in agreement with this. This makes a lot of logical sense. i was
hoping to improve the mime info for lots of video game rom types, but
that's outside the scope of this message.
Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> For a while now it's been possible for desktops to have their own
> mime info (which is great), but it seems we have also gotten rid of
> the generic one, which causes some strange behavior:
> ie, /usr/share/applications/defaults.list no longer exists, and
> shared-mime-info ships just a: /usr/share/applications/gnome.list
> This leads to issues with tools that don't happen to be run under
> gnome. Of course other desktops can (and probibly should) make
> their own lists, but IMHO we should also have a generic one for
> tools not running under any particular DE.
> So, my questions:
> 1. Can we add back a defaults.list ?
> 2. Should other DE's ship their lists also in shared-mime-info or
> should they provide it as part of some other base package? On the
> one hand one place might be nice, on the other it would make
> shared-mime-info update more often and sometimes for things that
> don't affect you.
> Thanks for any thoughts...
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