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Re: .app intergration in GWorkspace

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: .app intergration in GWorkspace
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 07:48:22 +0100

On 2005-10-22 06:12:14 +0100 Mathew McBride <address@hidden> wrote:

Apps themselves are working fine (openapp or not) but GWorkspace didn't recognize file types at all.

Surely even if the application the wrapper is launching is dud, GWorkspace would still register the filetype?

Yes ... if the applications are stored in one of the standard directories, and 'make_services' has been run.

The way it works is this ... the make_services tool looks through all the standard directories for any application wrappers, and parses their Info_gnustep.plist file to determine file extensions that the app uses. It builds up a map of all extensions and the apps that handle them. It writes that mapping information to a file.

Any application (like GWorkspace) wishing to know about what file types are handled by what apps, reads the file rather than having to check all the applicatiuon directories.

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