[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

R James upsnag2 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 04:06:18 CEST 2010

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 8:41 AM, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The point is, such scripts break all the time. e.g. chromium-browser
> has a "make chrome the default browser" button, the problem is, it
> works only under GNOME, but doesn't work under KDE4 or XFCE. It's
> using a variant of the xdg-utils scripts...
> xdg-utils is trying to do the huge job of working with all possible
> desktop environments, this is, by its very nature, a hard thing to
> accomplish.
> Firefox also has a "make firefox the default web browser", again it
> works only with GTK/GConf based applications, but it doesn't change
> KDE settings.
> If upstream can't accomplish this in their apps, how do you expect
> downstream to do it?
Easy. Both upstream and downstream should obey the $BROWSER
environment variable.

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