No choice of application for opening a file

Bug #244032 reported by Russel Winder on 2008-06-29
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Olive
Wishlist
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olive (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: bzr-gtk

Double clicking on a file in the working tree display uses the default application. So for example an html file is started with a browser. There appears to be no way of selecting any of the alternate applications. The application selection menu as in Nautilus needs to be added.

Vladimir Osintsev (osintsev) wrote :

In fact bzr-gtk still in the high development and code responsible for opening the files and directories still raw, for example, now "Open" from the menu not open directory (only by double-clicking them), some types of files are not open at all.

The types of files that open when double-clicking or calling "Open" from the menu offered through the gnome-open or kfmclient. Perhaps the desired effect can be achieved by changing the default settings using the gnome-open or kfmclient.

Changed in bzr-gtk:
status: New → Confirmed
Russel Winder (russel) wrote :

Being under development is not a problem. What I am suggesting is something to think about for features to add. Is there a roadmap for olive-gtk?

Is there a plan to provide Nautilus integration so that Nautilus can be used as the Bazaar client?

My feeling is that most people will see Olive-GTK as their file browser when doing things with Bazaar branches, cf the way people use RapidSVN. So unless Nautilus gets Bazaar processing capability, Olive-GTK need to replicate much of what Nautilus does: file creation, deletion, etc. cf. Bug 242991.

In this case, I would propose a context item select menu that allows people to open a file with a nominated application as well as allowing double-click for the default application. On Gnome, and presumably on KDE, there are hooks to the standard ways of doing this. Or perhaps more platform independence is required (so things work on Ubuntu, Solaris, Mac OS X and Windows in exactly the same way) which means the functionality needs replicating in the Olive-GTK code. (I guess this is what RapidSVN does, but I am not sure.)

Am Dienstag, den 01.07.2008, 05:23 +0000 schrieb Russel Winder:
> Being under development is not a problem. What I am suggesting is
> something to think about for features to add. Is there a roadmap for
> olive-gtk?
I don't think there is one at this point.

> Is there a plan to provide Nautilus integration so that Nautilus can be
> used as the Bazaar client?
There is nautilus integration for Bazaar, included with bzr-gtk as
 well, that should be installed by default.

Cheers,

Jelmer
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Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2011-06-17
affects: bzr-gtk (Ubuntu) → olive (Ubuntu)
Changed in olive (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
status: Triaged → Invalid
affects: bzr-gtk → olive
Changed in olive:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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