mime and freedesktop (was: Desktop Icons)
edscott wilson garcia
edscott at imp.mx
Thu Oct 2 19:51:09 CEST 2003
On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 12:22, edscott wilson garcia wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 11:42, Erik Harrison wrote:
> > --- edscott wilson garcia <edscott at imp.mx> wrote:
> > >A simple "g_find_program_in_path()" is all that is needed to ignore
> > >applications which are not installed. When somebody does a RH
> > >installation like Chuck once suggested ("install everything"), you end
> > >up with many useful application that you have no idea what they are
> > >good for. The file manager should be able to suggest "open with Gimp" if
> > >Gimp is installed and the users is trying to figure out an .eps file.
> > >And also give other options if available. A core database that could
> > >help out on this would be *very* helpful.
> > I believe that this is exactly what MenuMaker provides. Setting up MenuMaker for
> > XFce4 was very easy, and found *lots* of programs. Perhaps we could crib it's
> > database for whatever nefarious scheme we (or freedesktop) has?
> That probably will be helpful. Maybe I can extract the programs
> menumaker looks for into the freedesktop mime xml format (plus the field
> for applications, of course)... I've got to look at menumaker first to
> see if it is possible or I'm just daydreaming...
Wow. MenuMaker is pretty cool. Unfortunately it did not give me
information on which program corresponds to what file type since that
information is not needed for menu creation. But now I have a better
menu for xfdesktop4 :-)
> > -Erik
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