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Re: Upcoming FC1 desktop updates



On Sun, 2004-04-25 at 08:45, Warren Togami wrote:
> In about a week I intend on issuing updates for FC1 control-center, 
> gnome-vfs2 and htmlview that backport the Preferred Application fixes 
> from FC2.  These fixes were extremely simple and very well tested, and 
> corrects the very common problem of user applications not using the 
> chosen browser or mail client when URLs are clicked.  Specifically these 
> changes I want to backport:
> 
> * gnome-vfs2: Default gconf schema that defines the "about:" type.
> * gnome-vfs2: Default gconf schema pointing to mozilla, so default 
> Desktop is guaranteed to run a browser that is installed.
> * control-center: Preferred Application chooser sets http, https, about, 
> and unknown gconf keys.
> * control-center: Preferred Application chooser shows only installed 
> applications, rather than a hard coded list.  (Note that I need help 
> verifying that there were no end-user visible string changes that would 
> complicate things for non-English locales.  I suspect this is not an 
> issue for this simple application.)
> * htmlview: Use the above defined Preferred Applications in the "right" way.
> * htmlview: Avoids known infinite loops.
> * htmlview: Prevents invalid browser configurations, forcing user to 
> choose a different browser.
> 
> These backported improvements also will simplify transition to FC2 later 
> for user desktop profiles, as all behavior should behave identically.
> 
> I am warning the lists a week in advance so that people may suggest 
> other "known good" small fixes for these three packages.  For example 
> someone suggested a minor x86_64 crash fix for control-center.  Please 
> suggest other fixes.
> 
> Warren

Talking of extremely easy fixes for upcoming updates. It would be nice
to see an official glibc-kernheaders rpm be rolled out to fix the
'/usr/include/linux/timex.h' missing '/*' syntax error issue.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=109517

Regards

Philip Wyett 

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