Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 316131
emacs: use xdg-open for opening URLs by default
Last modified: 2009-09-24 06:14:04 EDT
Emacs should use xdg-open for opening URLs by default, so that it'd invoke the
browser the user has configured in her GNOME/KDE/XFCE settings.
Perhaps the patch where I added this support to XEmacs is useful as a starting
Shouldn't this really go upstream first?
Would be better that way indeed, but I'm afraid it'll be a change for which the
FSF will require signing papers before they accept it. I've tried to go through
that process once, with not-so-positive results and I'm not inclined to try
again for a change this small.
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Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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We were informed  that Chip has given up ownership of this package.
Pong? Not sure who you're pinging here...
(In reply to comment #6)
> Pong? Not sure who you're pinging here...
Just wanted to know what the current status is and whether Chip took it up upstream or not. Of course I can look in their source tree and list archives.
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Created attachment 362315 [details]
can be ported from xemacs without a problem
*** Bug 520966 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
added in emacs-23.1-9.fc12