[maemo-developers] Custom URL handlers not working on Fremantle

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Nov 20 10:01:29 EET 2009
On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 20:47 +0100, ext Cornelius Hald wrote:
> Hi,
> has something changed in the mime/url handling between Diablo and
> Fremantle? It's not working for me anymore and I cannot find
> documentation about changes.
> I've registered Conboy as url handler for conboy:// urls. On Diablo it
> is working, but the same code and .desktop file is not working on
> Fremantle anymore.
> If I click on a conboy:// link in the Fremantle browser nothing happens.

I think the change is in the browser, please make a bug.


> There should be a DBus message, but it's not there. Somehow it
> recognizes the url handler in the .desktop file, because if I delete it
> or enter bugus values I get a message from the browser that conboy://
> urls are not supported.
> I have tried using the old[1] and the new[2] format, but without
> success.
> After that I tried to change the modest.desktop file to call Conboy for
> mailto urls. That worked. Then I changed it to open Modest for conboy://
> urls. That did again not work.
> After some more experiments I found out, that if I add
> "conboy=hildon-conboy.desktop"
> to /usr/share/applications/uri-action-defaults.list it works.
> So to me it looks like there is a bug which causes all non-default urls
> to be ignored.
> If no one is aware of any changes that could cause this behavior, I'll
> file a bug. But hopefully I'm just just missing something...
> Cheers!
> Conny
> [1] http://wiki.maemo.org/URL_Handler/API_rev1
> [2] http://wiki.maemo.org/URL_Handler/API_rev2
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