Review Request 113175: Always use an external viewer application to view files

Sebastian K├╝gler sebas at kde.org
Mon Oct 21 10:35:58 BST 2013


On Saturday, October 19, 2013 17:57:17 Martin Koller wrote:
> What is the advantage of having ark at all ?
> konqueror/dolphin can already open at least tar/(gz, bzip) and zip files
> directly and there you have all the functionality you are discussing
> currently (e.g. viewing the file according to defined association, right
> click menu, everything one would expect ...
> I don't know the drawbacks, so please enlighten me.

They are not mutually exclusive, some people prefer integrated apps, such as 
Dolphin opening archives like directories, others prefer a special unzipping 
application.

People who want that can use this function in Dolphin, people who prefer the 
separate zipping app use Ark.

Cheers,
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sebas

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