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|Summary:||make osso_mime and friends support "Actions"|
|Product:||[Maemo Official Platform] Desktop platform||Reporter:||Danny Milosavljevic <danny_milo>|
|Component:||File System UI||Assignee:||Marius Vollmer <marius.vollmer>|
|Status:||RESOLVED MOVED||QA Contact:||file-system-ui-bugs|
|Priority:||High||CC:||andre_klapper, kimmo.hamalainen, quim.gil|
Hi, It would be nice if osso_mime and friends (file manager, ...) supported the "Actions" field. What it is for: To be able to register multiple actions on a file type (and later choose one to do to a file of that type) . For example to "Open", "Edit", "Print", "Index", ... a file of a specific file type (specifying 'for type "application/xyz", to "Open", call "xyz %f", to "Edit" call "edit-xyz %f"' etc) How it looks: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2006-February/006094.html http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2006-February/006102.html (It would also be nice if we would finally really properly document the common practise in the desktop entry standard, yeah yeah :-)) (http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/desktop-file-utils has support, so no problem here.) However, http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/menus/desktop-entry-spec/desktop-entry-spec.xml?view=log says: -------------------------------------- Revision 1.13 - (view) (download) (as text) (annotate) - [select for diffs] Tue Sep 19 20:06:06 2006 UTC (8 months, 2 weeks ago) by bastian Branch: MAIN Changes since 1.12: +1 -20 lines Diff to previous 1.12 remove "Actions" from the 1.0 version of the spec because is it under-specified and not widely implemented. -------------------------------------- Sigh. Well, your call :-) (For the record, Thunar, Konqueror and Nautilus support it) Note that the file manager is the most important part in this, since the file manager would allow the user to choose to do one of these actions to a selected file. Affected would be: osso_mime (low level): add action parameter to the "*open*" functions file manager (high level): add context menu, allowing to select action to be done maybe applications (optional): extra argument to the osso_mime_cb_f maybe?
If File Manager people want it, I don't have a problem to make it possible. Moving there.
Setting HIGH visibility.
This looks indeed like a nice feature. Question: is this also related to better alignment with freedesktop.org? This is a strategic principle, so if it's related we would have more reasons to implement it.
(In reply to comment #3) > This looks indeed like a nice feature. > > Question: is this also related to better alignment with freedesktop.org? This > is a strategic principle, so if it's related we would have more reasons to > implement it. "Actions" is currently not specified in http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/menus/desktop-entry-spec/desktop-entry-spec.xml so it's not really aligned.
So... realistically speaking it's probably a WONTFIX?
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