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Bug#172436: followup on browser proposal

On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 16:58, Bill Allombert wrote:

> If browser is a per-user preference, this should be a constant value for
> a particular user if he has not set the preference, and letting each
> programs start their browser of choice should be wrong. Debian needs to
> be consistant.

Sure, Debian should be consistent, but integrated environments should be
too.  These goals are in conflict.  I have already made the case for an
integrated environment, and I don't have much more to say.

> OK, so let gconf or whatever update ~/.sensible-browser, and the same
> for the KDE configurator, etc...

I don't really understand your ~/.sensible-browser proposal.  What
exactly would it contain?  Who would read it?  When would it be
written?  What happens if multiple programs want to write it at the same
time?  How does the user change it if programs are changing it?

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