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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Ability to launch a web browser..
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:41:41 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Donald" <donaldp@apache.org>
To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:40 AM
Subject: Re: Ability to launch a web browser..


> On Tue, 31 Jul 2001 17:40, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> > On 31 Jul 2001, <burton@relativity.yi.org> wrote:
> > > Has been talked about before?
> >
> > Not that specific.
> >
> >     <exec executable="lynx" />
> >
> > should work, doesn't it?
>
> There was a request to have a task that ran OS specific launcher depending
on
> mimetype. ie on win32 you can go
>
> start foo.html
> or
> start blah.jpg
>
> There is similar mechanisms in other desktop environments (ie KDE and I
think
> gnome also had a version aswell).
>
> There was discussion but no actual implementation ;)

yeah, it was too complicated to be fully cross platform, For web viewing it
would be tractable if the browser you had was java based or you assumed
netscape everywhere, but for generic stuff ... far to complex.

-Steve



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