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Re: Bug#172436: followup on browser proposal

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 12:55:45PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> This, I have a big issue with.  Let's say I have a multiuser system
> where I install GNOME and KDE.  Now, suppose konqueror registers itself
> at a higher priority for this alternative for whatever random reason. 
> Then whenver I'm in GNOME and click on a website, by default konqueror
> will be launched, which is broken.  Likewise, if I'm in KDE, epiphany
> shouldn't be launched, at least by default. I hope I don't have to
> elaborate on the reasons why this is broken; it has been discussed in
> the past.

No, this is not broken, this is just not what you would prefer. Currently,
mozilla or worse netscape is hardcoded in lot of software and they do
not even check whether they are available. *That* is broken. 
Joey has spent a lot of time fixing this issue. 

> This proposal is probably great for unintegrated environments, but some
> sort of exception should be made for integrated ones.

Then write a /usr/bin/desktop-auto-detect-browser program that
autodetect the current environment and launch the correct browser, and
give it a higher priority.

The choice of the browser belong to the user, not to the program.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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