Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114907
.wpd files don't have a mime-handle (ie. you can't double-click them to open them)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
AbiWord handles .wpd files but /usr/share/mime-info/abiword.keys
misses the application/x-wordperfect mime-type:
(NOTE: The example above misses the UTF-8 multi-lingual entries!)
So that means that simple souls can't double-click on a .wpd file
which confuses them to no end.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Double click on a .wpd document in nautilus
2. See the "No Action Associated" dialog.
Actual Results: You'll see the "No Action Associated" dialog.
Expected Results: AbiWord should have opened the file.
Will be in next build.
> alas, we are quite some time further and double-clicking on wpd
> documents still doesn't show how cool abiword is for handling them ;-)
> (openoffice doesn't do it yet i think)
> Could someone please fix this? It would help users worldwide that have
> to work with these kind of files!
Hmm, nautilus reckons wordperfect files are application/wordperfect
because that's what shared-mime-info tells it. Abiword is registered
as application/x-wordperfect, so nothing happens.
I don't see application/wordperfect on the IANA list
(http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/application/), so looks
like it should be application/x-wordperfect in shared-mime-info, but
then theres a new wrinkle in March application/vnd.wordperfect was
added to the IANA list. So now it looks like everything should be
updated to be vnd.wordperfect.
Will coordinate with shared-mime-info people and verify what the
correct mimetype is.
Depends on this now: https://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=914
Ok, mimetype is now in order. But they get opened in openoffice.org,
which can't actually open wpd at the moment . Changed the defaults.list
to get it into order as well
Built abiword 2.0.11-2 and shared-mime-info 0.15-3 with appropiate
changed for FC3. That will finally resolve this.