Firefox and mime type handling is gconf specific :-(

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Jul 1 20:52:31 BST 2008

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at> wrote:
> The fact is that Mozilla's paid developers don't have the energy to maintain
> two X/Linux ports. No volunteers have come forward to maintain a Qt port or
> contribute KDE integration points. So it hasn't happened.

There shouldn't need to be a Qt port of Firefox; the Gtk version
ought to work well in KDE.

> I was hoping through the efforts of desktop-architects and others that this
> would be solved at the toolkit level, so a GTK app would just work well in a
> KDE environment and we wouldn't have to write a lot of new code. We still
> seem to be pretty far away from that :-(.

So do you agree that there really should be a combined mime type database,
or at least a uniform API for accessing it?

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