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[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#587844: fontforge: FontForge doesn't use user's default browser to show online help

Package: fontforge
Version: 0.0.20090923-2+b1
Severity: normal


User has set iceweasel as preferred browser in XFCE's settings.
FontForge is using Opera instead to open online help when you click on
Help->Help (F1).
This seams to happen because Opera set's itself as default in alternatives for
x-www-browser (priority 90 while iceweasel politely sets only 70 here).

As a quick fix you can of course remove the Opera entry in alternatives. But I
bet that Opera resets it every time it is upgraded.

FontForge should honor user settings over system-wide settings here. Are these
settings not a freedesktop.org standard?
Can FontForge evaluate user's preferences on browser (and other apps)?



-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fontforge depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.11.2-2          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2              1.8.10-4          The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1         2.8.0-2.1         generic font configuration library
ii  libfontforge1          0.0.20090923-2+b1 font editor - runtime library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.11-1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgdraw4              0.0.20090923-2+b1 font editor - runtime graphics and
ii  libgif4                4.1.6-9           library for GIF images (library)
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.24.1-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libice6                2:1.0.6-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62              6b-16.1           The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.28.1-1          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.43-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libpython2.6           2.6.5+20100616-1  Shared Python runtime library (ver
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.1-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libspiro0              20071029-2        a library for curve design
ii  libtiff4               3.9.4-1           Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libuninameslist0       0.0.20091231-1    a library of Unicode annotation da
ii  libx11-6               2:1.3.3-3         X11 client-side library
ii  libxft2                2.1.14-2          FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxml2                2.7.7.dfsg-2      GNOME XML library
ii  zlib1g                 1:  compression library - runtime

fontforge recommends no packages.

Versions of packages fontforge suggests:
pn  autotrace              <none>            (no description available)
ii  fontforge-doc          0.0.20090914-2    Documentation for FontForge
ii  fontforge-extras       0.3-1             Additional data and utilities for 
pn  potrace                <none>            (no description available)
ii  python-fontforge       0.0.20090923-2+b1 font editor - Python bindings

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