Bug#172436: Is it OK for the new policy wording to be a SHOULD?
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 11:07:19PM +0200, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> It's acceptable IMO that strange things happen when the user uses both
> systems and sets them to different values. But using only one should
> have a system-wide effect IMO.
There might be a system default, but a user should be able to change
> > Not if it includes packages which do not respect BROWSER but that do
> > respect something similar in spirit coming from the graphical desktops.
> "Standards are wonderful! Everybody should have their own!"
> No, thanks. Let's please not allow programs to say "I'll ignore your
> system-wide setting because I use some other system-wide setting
> instead". There should be only one default browser on a system.
I agree to that. And I think this is a reason why we have a policy in
the first place.
If all graphical desktops can agree on how to specify the default
browser, we could make sensible-browser use that setting. But I don't
think they do.