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Proposal: a team maintaining packages managing media types (MIME).

Le Sun, May 05, 2013 at 12:30:43PM +1000, Dmitry Smirnov a écrit :
> I'm quite concerned that `desktop-file-validate` utility (provided by
> "desktop-file-utils" package) is checking .desktop files against
> outdated specification. On some occasions such "validation" recommend
> changes conflicting with the current specification (see more in
> #690279).

Hello Dmitry, Ross, Loïc, Josselin, Luk, Sebastian, and everybody,

How about taking the opportunity of this new release cycle to start a packaging
team to organise the work on packages providing media type (MIME) support ?

The mime-support package (which I maintain) is on Alioth on collab-maint (Git),
already writable to all DDs (but please ask first).  We could bring
mime-support, file, desktop-file-validate and shared-mime-info under a common
umbrella if you are interested.

The IANA does not provide a machine-readable list of media types and file
extensions, which makes the maintainance tedious.  I think that we would
benefit strongly from joining efforts (perhaps using shared-mime-info as a

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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