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Bug 155098 - KDE uses desktop tools from GNOME
KDE uses desktop tools from GNOME
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-04-16 03:49 EDT by Paul Osmialowski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-16 04:11:41 EDT
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Description Paul Osmialowski 2005-04-16 03:49:23 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; pl-PL; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050322 Firefox/1.0.2 Red Hat/1.0.2-1.4.1

Description of problem:
I was surprised that KDE desktop icons bindings are managed by GNOME control-center tool called gnome-default-applications-properties. I wanted the e-mail icon in KDE to run Thunderbird instead of Evolution. It had taken some time before I realised that I should use gnome-default-application-properties! In my opinion this tool should be called desktop-default-application-properties

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
control-center-2.8.0-12, htmlview-3.0.0-8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install KDE
2. Try to run Thunderbird using KDE desktop icon (it is bound to launchmail script from htmlview package)

Actual Results:  You can discover that KDE desktop icons are managed by GNOME util. That's confusing!

Expected Results:  More generic names of desktop tools

Additional info:
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-04-16 04:11:41 EDT
Sorry, we cannot rename upstream projects for non-technical reasons.  The reason
why our KDE relies on GNOME's preferred applications chooser in order to choose
preferred applications is because the KDE project chose not to participate in
cross-desktop standards making a generic thing like this possible.  Instead KDE
is designed very KDE-centric.  They can't possibly imagine why you would not
want to use Konqueror or Kmail.  There is no KDE way of choosing preferred
applications from a menu.

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