maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 1521
make osso_mime and friends support "Actions"
Last modified: 2009-12-07 08:51:15 UTC
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It would be nice if osso_mime and friends (file manager, ...) supported the
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:
(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
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Tue Sep 19 20:06:06 2006 UTC (8 months, 2 weeks ago) by bastian
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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
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
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.
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
(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
so it's not really aligned.
So... realistically speaking it's probably a WONTFIX?
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