[Pkg-xfce-devel] Fixing the shared-mime-info debacle

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed May 13 21:40:09 UTC 2009

On mer, 2009-05-13 at 23:12 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mercredi 13 mai 2009 à 09:38 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez a écrit :
> > Uh, oh, wait, the version is on 16 bit, so I indeed have 1.1, which is
> > then not used at all by thunar. So we're kind-of safe for the moment,
> > but at one point the check should be added to be able to read 1.1 files.
> All you need to support the 1.1 version is to update the xdgmime files
> to a newer version (e.g. from the glib2.0 package).

No, thunar code has a version check embedded.
> However, what you are saying implies that the version check works for
> the 1.0 version in the system directories. I’m not sure whether the
> check failing to work is a regression in the new code or if it’s only in
> the home directory that it breaks.

No no, the check perfectly works (in thunar though).
> > Though I'm not sure changing the filename is a good idea, and yeah, why
> > not putting the version check in the code so apps can use “old” and
> > “new” formats?
> That would probably mean duplicating the code.

Yeah, but handling the renaming means duplicating too, I guess.
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