[maemo-developers] Fremantle: Opening URLs and local files

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Oct 7 00:17:03 EEST 2009
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 18:37, Cornelius Hald <hald at icandy.de> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 13:45 +0300, Claudio Saavedra wrote:
>> El jue, 17-09-2009 a las 12:15 +0200, Thomas Perl escribió:
>> > Hello!
>> >
>> > What is the canonical way of opening a browser and the media player
>> > (or more general: opening a URL and opening a local file) from code
>> > on Fremantle?
>> gtk_show_uri() should work in theory, but I don't know if it does in
>> practice.
> Just for the record: It's not working very well ;)
> If you use gtk_show_uri() with something like this: "http://zwong.de"
> you get an error that the process "epiphany" could not be executed.

I raised this with Andre a while ago and he pointed me to NB#136012,
the problem is the GConf key:


This is set, by default, to "epiphany %s" (or similar). This is obviously wrong.

I need it to be right for python-facebook to handle the authentication
process for Hermes' Facebook use. So, in my postinst I set it to:

    dbus-send --system --type=method_call --dest="com.nokia.osso_browser"
      --print-reply /com/nokia/osso_browser/request

Snippet from Hermes' postinst:
# Hacky fix for NB#136012
gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command 'dbus-send
--system --type=method_call --dest="com.nokia.osso_browser"
--print-reply /com/nokia/osso_browser/request
com.nokia.osso_browser.load_url string:"%s"' --type string

> For "mailto:nothing at icandy.de" you get an error that the process
> "evolution" could not be executed and so on...

Presumably it's the same problem in a slightly different GConf kye.



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