[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #994: xdg-open script is not ready for Gnome 3?

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Wed Feb 5 11:48:12 PST 2014

#994: xdg-open script is not ready for Gnome 3?
  Reporter:  yurkis         |      Owner:
      Type:  System Defect  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  major          |  Milestone:
 Component:  Misc           |    Version:  10.0-RELEASE
Resolution:                 |   Keywords:

Comment (by kenmoore):

 This is a known limitation in GNOME3.
 The "gvfs-open" utility in GNOME does not recognize that *.desktop files
 are special application launchers (basically). With GNOME2 we used to run
 "gnome-open" instead, and that seemed to work fine, but that utility was
 removed in GNOME3.

 Here is a link to the GNOME bug report for this[1]. It was initially
 opened in 2006 for both gnome-open and gvfs-open, then was re-invigorated
 in 2009 with the move to gvfs-open as the primary "launcher" for GNOME. It
 has still not been fixed to this day, even though there is a patch
 attached to the bug report (not sure how well the patch works).

 [1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343896

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/994#comment:2>
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