Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132389
gnome-abiword.desktop/MimeType needs work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
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Description of problem:
AbiWord can open MS Word and OpenOffice Writer documents. However,
"application/vnd.sun.xml.writer" is missing.
GNOME sees MS Word documents as "application/vnd.ms-word" not
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Notice that AbiWord is not set up as a handler for
"application/vnd.sun.xml.writer" or "application/vnd.ms-word."
AbiWord also claims to open the following formats, but I have not
worked with them yet:
Claris/Apple Works 5
It does not look like AbiWord ships with a .desktop file that contains
a MimeType definition. Is gnome-abiword.desktop written by Red Hat?
If so, I would like to open an upstream bug report with this information.
I whipped together the .desktop from the .keys of the previous
packages, both of which were assembled by redhat. Adding mimetypes to
.desktops is a relatively new feature of .desktops. I'll add in more
of the types from the above filters which have current entries in
shared-mime-info, and you can go ahead and open an upstream bug to
provide a modern abiword.desktop with a MimeType line
2.0.11-3 will have extra MimeTypes in the .desktop file.
This is now in AbiWord's upstream Bugzilla database:
Abiword-2.0.11-3 works great. Thanks.