Snaps to invoke external processes

Didier Roche didrocks at
Mon Nov 28 07:34:31 UTC 2016

Le 25/11/2016 à 18:09, Gustavo Niemeyer a écrit :
> The role of xdg-open itself is already to open the URL with whatever
> tooling is available, so it sounds like we're making the issue more
> complex than it ought to be.
> I think we should reimplement xdg-open in terms of snapctl, and have
> snapd itself doing the hand-over to the local xdg-open tool after some
> basic sanity checking on the URL. That way we're not really asking for
> anything from the local system (no dbus service) while remaining
> completely portable.
Ah, that was my fist implementation proposal which wasn't accepted at
the time. Happy to see that our view converge now 

Gustavo, do you mind opening a bug for tracking this (and we can
reference people who want to help/contribute to it) as it would be an
easy first snapd contribution for newcomers?


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