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Re: Using xdg-utils instead of htmlview, other hardwired apps



On Saturday 06 October 2007, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 10:38 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > I think in cases where xdg-open doesn't provide a satisfactory solution,
> > we can stick with htmlview.  And htmlview could be internally changed to
> > use xdg-open for cases where it is passed an argument which would make it
> > honor non-GNOME desktop settings better too.
>
> What do we win again by doing these silly wrappers around wrappers ?

That's an implementation detail.

> Remember, the xdg-open style utilities are meant to have some unified
> way to start things for _third party_ applications. Then some people
> came up with the agenda to push these wrapper scripts for use inside the
> desktops, which does not really make a lot of sense.

If you know another way that makes it possible for let's say a KDE user to 
configure her preferred apps in *one* place (most natural way would be KDE 
control center) and have all KDE, GNOME, plain old X etc applications honor 
it, please let us know.  Solutions to this particular example like "don't use 
non-KDE apps" or "configure them all in KDE control center and GNOME control 
center and whatnot and keep all those in sync yourself" (which is the current 
situation) don't cut it.


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