[Thunar-dev] Thunar-dev Digest, Vol 7, Issue 12

Edscott Wilson Garcia edscott at xfce.org
Fri Aug 26 15:36:09 CEST 2005

El vie, 26-08-2005 a las 12:00 +0000, thunar-dev-request at xfce.org
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>    1. Mime Recognition (Ori Bernstein)
>    2. Re: Mime Recognition (Benedikt Meurer)
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>    4. Re: Mime Recognition (Ori Bernstein)
>    5. Re: Mime Recognition (Benedikt Meurer)
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> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:30:28 -0400
> From: Ori Bernstein <rand_chars at rogers.com>
> Subject: [Thunar-dev] Mime Recognition
> To: thunar-dev at xfce.org
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> >From what I've seen of the Thunar source code, it looks like all the mime
> recognition resides in thunar-vfs/thunar-vfs-mime*.
> What I'd like to propose is moving this mime parsing code out into either
> libexo or libxfce4util, allowing other programs to use this mime database code.
> I think that this will make it much easier to implement properly opening files
> in programs like email clients, which have to recognize attachments and find
> out program associations, or panel launchers, which would be able to accept a
> file URI instead of a command line, and also be able to decide on the icon to
> display automatically.
> I'm sure that there are many other examples of programs throughout the desktop
> that would be able to generic mime information to their advantage.
> Does anyone agree that putting mime parsing in a library available to any Xfce
> application is a good idea? or am I off my rocker?

You currently (xfce-4.2.x) can also have mime recognition by loading the
"mime" module installed by libxfcegui4. You do not have to link with
this module, instead load as a plugin. Apparently the gtk doc generation
is borked so you also have to look for the comments in source (placed
in .h file). 

Edscott Wilson Garcia <edscott at xfce.org>

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