[lokisetup] File and URL associations?

Ludwig Nussel ludwig.nussel at suse.de
Fri Mar 10 03:20:26 EST 2006

On Sunday 26 February 2006 10:04, Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
> loki_setup can instruct Gnome/KDE to add a launcher for a given app to 
> their start bars, but is there some way to instruct Gnome/KDE to 
> consider this app as the document handler for a specific file extension 
> or mimetype? Do these window systems even support that sort of 
> functionality?

Yes they do. Desktop entry files describe which mime types are supported by an
application: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards_2fdesktop_2dentry_2dspec.
Both GNOME and KDE fully support that.
A separate specification describes how to register mime types:
That method is apparently not yet supported by KDE though.

> Is there any parts of this loki_setup can handle? Some of this is 
> probably beyond the installer's control if there aren't even de facto 
> standards in this area, but I was curious if anyone had insight into how 
> to solve these problems.

loki-setup doesn't create XDG desktop files yet.


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