Sean Middleditch | 4 Dec 00:31 2004

Re: File types menu entry gone

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 22:49 +0100, Toralf Lund wrote:

> >In short, you can't add a new MIME type or protocol handler in the UI,
> >you have to edit .desktop files.
> >
> Also, is really mime type information encoded in .desktop? Urgh, that's 
> exactly what I tried explaining to the KDE people many years ago was a 
> really bad idea. - Because menus, which .desktop files are otherwise 
> used for, and MIME handlers represent completely different 
> functionality, so their setup shouldn't be mixed.

I might have that wrong, actually.  Probably a good idea to check out
the spec on FreeDesktop.org.  The new system is (or will be) used by
GNOME, ROX, KDE, and so on.

Gmane