Bug 17665 - Out of date mime-types for the GNOME desktop
Summary: Out of date mime-types for the GNOME desktop
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
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Reported: 2000-09-18 22:42 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-19 15:52:27 UTC
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Description Chris Evans 2000-09-18 22:42:21 UTC

1) Apologies in advance for the slightly lame component.. I'm not sure
which exact package owns the mime types

2) I guess the KDE desktop should be checked too, if it gets the mime types
from a different location?

To demonstrate some problems, go to
"The GNOME configuration tool", section "Document handlers", item "Mime

Bug #1) The application for "mpeg" (and various other movie formats) is set
to "xanim". XANIM IS NOT SHIPPED IN A FULL RH7.0 INSTALL! Should the
handler application be e.g. "gtv" instead? (note that gtv doesn't handle
all the formats xanim does)

Bug #2) "ee" is set as the viewing application for a lot of image types.
Isn't there a shift towards gqview as the GNOME viewer?

I guess this bug should be treated as a generic MIME application handler
review. Shouldn't take too long.

One more note. Why are there many many different MIME definition files?

It is very non-unified and confusing.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-02-01 00:59:24 UTC
#1 - xanim is included in powertools, gtv is not included with anything, so
xanim is probably the lesser of two evils
#2 - ee is perfectly functional and not (yet) deprecated

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