Two potentially crazy ideas for Feisty
mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 1 18:56:57 GMT 2006
On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 07:43:21PM +0100, Michael Vogt wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 07:17:21AM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 07:43:27PM -0400, Evan Dandrea wrote:
> > > I'm tempted to write specifications for two ideas, but I'm not sure if
> > > they would be feasible, so if any knowledgeable developer has some
> > > time, I'd appreciate some input on the following:
> > >
> > > Would it be feasible to maintain a database of known-to-have-issues
> > > hardware, keyed against the hardware ID and used by a
> > > post-installation utility that links the user up with the appropriate
> > > help.ubuntu.com page via a libnotify popup.
> > > Also, would it be insane to use libmagic to identify what program
> > > opens files that do not already have an association and use this
> > > information to suggest to prompt the user to install the appropriate
> > > application. Lets say I get a Dia diagram in an email, but I don't
> > > have Dia installed. When I click on the file, a dialog tells me that
> > > I do not have Dia installed and thus cannot open the diagram,
> > > presenting me with a button to install it and then try to reopen the
> > > file.
> > https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/suggest-packages-for-filetypes
> > That is to say, we already did this. It doesn't seem to be working for dia,
> > though.
> It works for me with dia (just tested on a freshly upgraded edgy
> system without dia). In what way does it not work for you? A message
> that no application can be found? Or something else?
If I don't have dia installed, and I double-click one of the examples in
dia-common in Nautilus, it opens in gedit, rather than directing me to
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