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Re: Bug#363486: dpkg: [update-alternatives] New categories for: WORD, EXCEL, MEDIA-PLAYER etc.

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 12:53:57PM +0300, Jari Aalto wrote:
> | > 
> | > The same problem is with Office programs:
> | > 
> | > 	lyx
> | > 	abiword
> | > 	oowriter
> | > 	...
> | > 
> | > The /etc/alternatives contains a good framework to canonicalize actions to
> | > common names available in system and to control the preferred program.

I think you're not very clear in what you're asking, so I'm going
to try and explain what I think you said.

If you open a file in a file browser, or you open it thru a web
browser or something, it might have a mime type assosiated with
it.  So what I think you suggest is that based on the mime-type
we start an application that should be able to handle that

I'm not sure if the alternatives system is the best place to
"register" mime types.  I'm also not sure that a Debian specific
solution as the alternatives system is the best way to go.  But I
can see why this would be useful, and maybe it should work in
combination with the alternatives system.

I hope I understood your suggestion.


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