winemenubuilder - MIME type handling GSoC - bad idea

Vincent Povirk madewokherd at
Tue Mar 17 11:02:28 CDT 2015

> I'll have to check to make sure, but I suspect disabling associations
> is harder than that, as associations for programs internal to Wine
> (eg. notepad) get created during the initial wineprefix creation or
> (at the latest) the first time any application (even winecfg) is run,
> meaning it would be too late to uncheck a checkbox in winecfg
> afterwards. Instead, it might be possible to ask the user the same way
> we ask for Gecko and Mono - that hopefully happens early enough.

I would much prefer that we have sane defaults, i.e. don't export
Wine's default associations for file formats that aren't
Windows-specific (.txt files). For Windows-specific formats, it's
probably better to put those in wine.desktop as well, which simplifies
the rule.

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