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Re: Best way to register a file format plugin for an app with nautilus's mime-handler etc.

Caolán McNamara wrote:
On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 12:36 +0200, Nicu Buculei wrote:
Caolán McNamara wrote:
So, here's the example scenario: Someone writes an extension for
OpenOffice.org writer which adds a file format importer and that gets
packaged into Fedora. Is there a way to then register the extra
mime-type that writer now supports if, and only if, that extension is
This is supposed to also work the other way: with the extension NOT installed an user click on a file of that type and PackageKit pop-up, ask about installing the extension, do its job, the extension is installed and the file successfully opened?

Is that a question or a statement ? I mean, is that a wish-list, or is
it something which has been already implemented and is supposed to work
right now ? If it is, what's the mechanics behind PackageKit determining
the right package to provide a handler for the extension, is it .desktop
file parsing for handled mime-types ?

It was a honest question, since PackageKit is able to do such things as not only installing codecs when needed but even installing fonts when an application needs them, finding the correct application to open a file seems a logical thing from an usability point of view.

nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro :: http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/

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