KDE + Firefox integration: restart?

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Tue Jul 8 16:59:13 BST 2014

On Tuesday, 2014-07-08, 08:49:24, grantksupport at operamail.com wrote:
> Hi
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2014, at 08:43 AM, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > First of all, thanks for stepping up and getting the discussion going
> > again.
> > 
> > One thing that strikes me as wrong though, considering the comments on the
> > Firefox list, is that this is phrased as KDE Integration.
> > 
> > Using the KDE file dialog would be KDE specific integration, using the
> > user
> > configured default application for a certain task is not.
> > 
> > That would be Free Software Desktop integration, i.e. folling the
> > mime-apps- spec:
> > http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mime-apps-spec/
> I don't know enough to know the correct semantics.
> I do know:
> (1) 'this' has been talked about for a very long time, admittedly in 'drips
> and drabs', as a KDE + Firefox issue.   Specifically getting Firefox to use
> Dolphin.
> (2) The Opensuse 'patches' have been specifically for use in KDE, and have
> been called in packaging 'mozilla-kde4-integration' and 'kmozillahelper'

Sure, but time has moved on and default application handling is now covered by 
a cross-desktop specification.
This is no longer about having KDE Workspace specific code, framing it as such 
hides the actual scope.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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