[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 04:15:27 CEST 2010

On 5 October 2010 04:06, R James <upsnag2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, "should" :)

Ahmad Samir

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