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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] File type associations

Luke Hart wrote:
Neil Howe wrote:

The latest autopackage on the web site is setup to install MIME types and file associations for .xar and .web, using the facilities provided by autopackage for this. Please can people try it and email the list to let us know if it works or not and on which distributions. Please include version of distribution and desktop used.

I’ve tried it without success on my FC4 and Ubuntu systems but some other people have reported that it works. I’m assuming I should be able to double-click on a XAR file on the desktop or in the file browser and Xara LX should open the file. One of the guys at autopackage has checked what we’re doing – he says it’s fine and that our package works for him.

Ideally we should also be showing the LX icon for these files, but I believe the current release version of autopackage doesn’t support that yet.



Bad news, I tried the latest installer on Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE desktop environment) and it didn't work. Double-clicking on the XAR file in Thunar (file manager) produces a dialog asking me which application to use to open the file.

Some further investigation from Gids, has indicated that 'update-desktop-database' hasn't been run by the autopackage. Running this command fixes the file type association. Perhaps it would be good to put information this in some sort of readme or on the website.