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Re: sensible-mailer

On Fri, Mar 05, 2010 at 04:46:40PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Le 05/03/2010 15:43, Harald Braumann a écrit :
> > On Fri, Mar 05, 2010 at 03:30:45PM +0100, Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> >> On 05.03.2010 15:18, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> >>> Le vendredi 05 mars 2010 à 15:06 +0100, Harald Braumann a écrit :
> >>>> I'd like to propose a `sensible-mailer' command. The main usage would
> >>>> be to handle `mailto' links. But maybe such functionality already exists
> >>>> and I'm just not aware of it, or there are specific reasons for not
> >>>> implementing this.
> >>>
> >>> xdg-open handles mailto links just fine.
> >>
> >> not guaranteed:
> >> from manpage: "xdg-open supports file, ftp, http and https URLs."
> > 
> > It's xdg-email. It has exactly the interface that I would envision, but alas
> > doesn't work. Not the whole world is a desktop. If it doesn't detect any of 
> > the desktop environments, it will call sensible-browser, which leads you back
> > to where you've started (the browser, where you clicked the link).
> > 
> > So we would still need a sensible-mailer command, that can be called in such
> > a case. It's also necessary to convert the link to command line options for
> > mailers that don't support mailto links.
> > 
> Please no, not another one or we'll end up with the browser situation
> (sensible-browser, gnome-www-browser, www-browser, x-www-browser, WTF?).
> xdg-email (or even xdg-open, fwiw) would definitely be the correct
> solution, that way the user can set the mailer he wants. Make it have a
> good default (a $MAILER better than a new command, imho) and you're done.

Fair enough. That seems to be sufficient and also the simplest solution.

I just found out, that xdg-email calls xdg-email-hook.sh, if it is found in
the path. So it seems everything is there already. I'd prefer a variable,
but that's just a minor detail.

Thanks all for the input.


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