Mime-type editor, where to put it?

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 07:29:14 CET 2012


Last evening I wrote a mime-type editor. It more or less looks like
firefox's about:config: list of mime types with their associated
default handler and you can see the edits of the current users. All in
all a usable interface to quickly set and edit default handlers.

So where to put it? In bug #6113 we all (except for me ^_^) thought it
should be in integrated in the preferred applications dialog, but now
I wrote this, I can tell you this is not a wise idea, not in a
separate tab at least.

The required window needs to be way bigger then the comboboxes in
exo's preferred apps require (not the mention the current preferred
application and mime-types are completely different), so that's not
going to work. The code also only depends on gio and libxfce4ui.

So where to drop the code? It could be in Thunar but also in
xfce4-settings, possibly with a link/button to the dialog in preferred



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