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Re: Breaking programs because a not yet implemented solution exists in theory

Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> writes:

> Could somebody please answer my implicite question why the mime files
> are removed before such a conversion tool exists and thus shamelessly
> are breaking applications that depend from it.

Josselin did answer your question.  To paraphrase my understanding of the
answer: because he (they, probably, but he only spoke for himself) doesn't
want to maintain those files because they duplicate information stored in
another system that he considers superior for the purposes of what he's
doing, their lack doesn't what he views as his primary target audience,
and by removing them he forces people who care about the mailcap support
to do the work of deriving that information from desktop files if they
care enough to keep the system working.

I can understand not liking this answer, but you did get an answer.

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

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