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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] KDE/TDE use of standard libraries (was Re: Kmailrc File Type.)

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:54:05 -0600
> In article <201111202237.25278.cycledaemon@...>,
> Richard J.M. Hill <trinity-devel@...> wrote:
>>I have another non-technical observation...  My gtkrc file contains two
>>lines with the word class in them.  Since I associate the word class
>>with Java, I thought I would see what would happen if I deleted them
>>from a copy of the gtkrc file.  Surprise! Konqueror recognizes them as
>>plain text!  Even more interesting, is that if I delete only ONE line
>>with the word class in it, it still works! Not only that, but it doesn't
>>matter which of the two lines I delete!
>>Next, I thought I would add the word class to a file which Konqueror
>>identified as plain text.  If I added the word class to kpatrc twice
>>Konqueror identified it as a Java file.
> I wonder if Konqueror for Trinity could be made to use libmagic for its
> file type detection ?
> There are a number of places where KDE "does its own thing" although
> standard and more modern libraries have come along since KDE was
> developed.  SSL certificate management is another one, and one that
> particularly concerns me in the light of the number of certificate
> revocations lately.

If a modern, widely-available and maintained library does a better job
than an old (small) internal library in TDE, a bug report should be filed
as a feature request to use the new library.

Note that these bug reports may take a long time to resolve, depending on
the size of the library to be replaced.