Re: Inconsistency between mime-support, shared-mime-info and file for PHP files media types.
Charles Plessy <email@example.com> writes:
> Le Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:48:01AM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
>> That's the reason why people are pursuing generating the metamail-style
>> database *from* the XDG MIME specification so that we can use a richer
>> specification in as many places as possible but fall back on the
>> previous standard for applications that still use it.
> Hi Russ,
> I would be interested to have pointers to such projects.
> For the registered media types, in my undestanding both mime-support (or
> its equivalents in other distributions) and shared-mime-info (through
> its XDG upstream) are tracking IANA's definitions, which is a
> duplication of work that I would be glad to see resolved. The biggest
> hurdle is probably that the divergence in regard to the unregistered
> types, and the potential side effects of changes if a merger happened.
Well, perhaps I'm confused, since I thought that was part of what you were
working on! :)
There was a previous discussion on debian-devel about this, during which I
posted a scetch of an implementation strategy for converting the XDG MIME
files to the mailcap syntax. Someone else then fleshed out that script a
bit more, and I thought submitted it to the BTS, and then there was some
subsequent discussion in the Technical Committee in the context of the
evince application/pdf MIME registration that I thought indicated someone
was working on that further. It may be that I had misunderstood.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>