Snaps to invoke external processes
didrocks at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 22 06:46:48 UTC 2016
Le 22/11/2016 à 05:43, Spencer Parkin a écrit :
> Well, actually, not unless the customer also installs snapd-xdg-open.
> Why is it an add-on? Why not just make it part of snapd?
I gues the idea was to keep it as a separate daemon and have the
implementation which can easily change.
The "why it's not installed by default" was the reason why I CCed
Michael yesterday. I hope he will answer here.
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 9:09 PM, Spencer Parkin
> <spencertparkin at gmail.com <mailto:spencertparkin at gmail.com>> wrote:
> It's a miracle! It works! Now, for the first time ever, my users
> (all 0 of them) can reach the help page by clicking on "help" from
> within the app! Thanks, Didier. You're a real pal.
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 12:08 AM, Didier Roche
> <didrocks at ubuntu.com <mailto:didrocks at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
> Le 21/11/2016 à 04:26, Spencer a écrit :
> > It's been a few weeks now, but last I heard, the snapcraft
> team was or did a sprint to address current limitations snaps
> have regarding the invocation of external processes.
> Specifically, it would be nice to launch the user's default
> browser with a URL, or let a snap invoke another instance of
> itself. What's the status on this?
> Hey Spencer,
> Default browser should works for some months already if your
> (or toolkit, like Qt does) invoke the xdg-open to open the
> url. This is
> then transmitted via dbus to an external process on your
> classic system
> which then issues the real xdg-open command.
> For the others, there are been indeed multiple discussions on
> this at
> multiple places (here, on the bug report…), but no action or firm
> decision. I'm CCing Gustavo as he was the one against a more
> intermediate solutions.
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