shared-mime-info and desktops
bnocera at redhat.com
Thu Jul 16 11:53:18 UTC 2015
There's already plenty of console ROM types in shared-mime-info.
To add more, please make sure to contribute the new items upstream, following the HACKING file in the shared-mime-info git repository.
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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.
> Kendell clark
> Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > Greetings.
> > 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:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1243049
> > 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...
> > kevin
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