Widgetizing Appfinder

Erik Harrison erikharrison at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 22:14:16 CET 2005

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 12:23:52 +0100, Eduard Roccatello <eduard at xfce.org> wrote:
> Hello Folks!!! ;-)
> I'm porting Appfinder to a widget to make it more reusable than in the
> past. After this step we should move the widget to libxfce4util to make
> it useful for other modules.
> Some examples:
> - Panel may use appfinder widget to add new launchers
> - Menueditor may use appfinder to add launchers to the xfdesktop menu
> - Xfrun may use it for application harvesting
> - XfDesktop may use it for add launcher to the desktop.
> - As the code improves, Xffm could use it as "Open with.." feature

The "Open with . . ." feature I find to be the most compelling reason.
Don't .desktop files include MIME types that an App can handle? It'd
be nice to offer "suggested" apps to open a double clicked file

> Xfce4-Appfinder would be only a container with added features :o)
> What do you think about it?
> Ciao ciao,
> Eduard Roccatello
> eduard (at) xfce (dot) org
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