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Re: Breaking programs because a not yet implemented solution exists in theory (Was: Bug#658139: evince: missing mime entry)

Le mardi 31 janvier 2012 à 21:51 +0100, Andreas Tille a écrit : 
> I agree that an automatic solution would be prefered.  However, as long
> as such someone does not stand up and write such a program removing
> existing solutions is <feel free to insert any word which fits>.

The point is, no one will write such a program until we remove support
for the old system entirely. To break such a chicken/egg circle, we
needed either to write the program ourselves, or to simply drop support
for the obsolete mime system. Guess what: I’m not writing a tool, lest
maintain it, for a technology that I don’t use.

And since, after seven months, nothing happened, it means no one is
interested enough, although some one-liners doing half of the job have
been circulating.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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