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Bug#681687: Bug#658139: Bug#681687: Bug#658139: missing mime entry

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> This is a completely unrelated issue. Gimp opening PDFs is a bug in
> gimp, not a bug in evince. Furthermore, it only happens with the XDG
> system outside GNOME/KDE, not with the old MIME system, since gimp
> doesn’t ship a legacy MIME file.

> I’d appreciate if the release team and CTTE could avoid basing their
> decisions upon such misinformed claims.

Yes, there was subsequent mail that clarified that, which you probably
hadn't gotten to when you sent this.

To reassure, that's not the basis by which I'm saying that it would be a
good idea for evince, in particular, to re-add the legacy MIME mapping for
application/pdf, *for wheezy*, so that we have some time to sort this out
properly.  GIMP aside, PDF opening is the most common complaint from
people who are using applications that still use the old metamail MIME
system, so adding the mapping for the most common PDF viewer on the GNOME
platform would make a lot of the user impact quietly disappear.

I completely agree (as I think I've mentioned before) that the legacy
metamail system should change or go away entirely.  I agree that requiring
every package maintainer to worry about it is not a good idea going
forward; the FDO standard is much easier for Debian to support in the long
run.  I don't think there's any real debate here on the long-term

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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