Bug#529369: icedove: Open attachment dialog does respect desktop default application

Alex Dănilă nuorama at gmail.com
Mon May 18 23:46:33 BST 2009

Package: icedove
Severity: wishlist

Upstream wish.
Icedove offers a very lacking dialog for opening attachments.
1.The application for oppening attachments is not the desktop default one.
Example: PDFs, it uses AcroRead when Okular is the desktop default.

Related deficiencies.
2.It only lists one application for openinng the file.
3.The "Do this automatically..." checkbox is disabled for many files for
unknown reasons.
4.You need to type the entire path of an executable to choose another
opening application.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (650, 'unstable'), (600, 'testing'), (500, 'oldstable'), 
(200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-rc5-02044-ga4d7749 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages icedove depends on:
ii  debianutils            3.1.3             Miscellaneous utilities 
specific t
ii  fontconfig             2.6.0-3           generic font configuration 
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.26.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.9-12            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.6-2+b1        The Cairo 2D vector 
graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration 
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-4.1         FreeType 2 font engine, 
shared lib
ii  libgcc1                1:4.4.0-5         GCC support library
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.20.1-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.16.1-2          The GTK+ graphical user 
ii  libhunspell-1.2-0      1.2.8-3           spell checker and 
morphological an
ii  libjpeg62              6b-14             The Independent JPEG 
Group's JPEG
ii  libnspr4-0d            4.7.4-2           NetScape Portable Runtime 
ii  libnss3-1d             3.12.3-1          Network Security Service 
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.24.0-3+b1       Layout and rendering of 
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.35-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.0-5           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2.1-1         X11 client-side library
ii  libxft2                2.1.13-3          FreeType-based font drawing 
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-2         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.4-2         X Rendering Extension 
client libra
ii  libxt6                 1:1.0.5-3         X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  psmisc                 22.7-1            utilities that use the proc 
file s
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

icedove recommends no packages.

Versions of packages icedove suggests:
ii  icedove-gnome-support Support for Gnome in Icedove
ii  latex-xft-fonts               0.1-8      Xft-compatible versions of 
some La
ii  libthai0                      0.1.11-3   Thai language support library

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