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



On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 18:50 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> 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.


I hope you have no illusions about xdg-open being a solution to this
problem...


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