Mime-type editor, where to put it?

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 16:59:40 CET 2012

Hi Nick,

Le 20 janv. 2012 07:29, "Nick Schermer" <nickschermer at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Folks,
> 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.

Put a simple link in the preferred apps dialog to open the mime-type editor
and this way you can keep the window external?

> 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
> apps.

Yuh :)

Thunar because you "only" need this editor with a file manager. Otherwise
xfce4-settings, because in a seldom case you will need it for something
else than the file manager.

> Nick
> https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6113

My 2 cents,
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