Re: Bug#172436: followup on browser proposal
On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 17:09, Bill Allombert wrote:
> 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.
I agree, that is broken as well.
> 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.
Quite frankly, it's not that easy. Plus, I think that would just make
things even more complex than necessary.
> The choice of the browser belong to the user, not to the program.
I totally agree. My proposal does not reduce the user's ability to
choose a browser at all.