[PD] Pd files on Linux: MIME type and (document) icons

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Fri Jul 16 11:38:51 CEST 2021

On 7/16/21 04:23, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
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> From: Kaj Ailomaa <xequential at gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 4:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [PD] Pd files on Linux: MIME type and (document) icons
> To: Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu>
>  From what I can tell, most MIME's are part of a single package in Linux
> distros.
> In the case of debian based, the package is called shared-mime-info, which
> includes the file /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml containing
> mime types.

of course not.
the freedesktop.org.xml covers many well-known files.
but a Pd file is not "well known" to a larger community (unlike e.g. a 
PDF file).
therefore it probably should go into a separate file.

> On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 4:16 AM Kaj Ailomaa <xequential at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> This page discusses how to add new MIME types for freedesktop:
>> https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/AddingMIMETutor/

hmm well. this page is the canonical reference but doesn't look 
particularly helpful (unless you start from scratch).

we already have a mime-type file.
it's been included in the Debian package by hans-christof more than 10 
years ago (2011-05-25).
anybody who runs Debian, Ubuntu or some other derivative, could check 
those who don't can get it from 

sidenote: this file also looks remarkably identitical to what albert has 
created for purr-data and what max proposed in his PR.

but yes: by all means include it in the Pd repository.
just do not get distracted when trying to find a place where to install 
it to.

         $(INSTALL_DATA) $(top_srcdir)/linux/application-x-puredata.xml 

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