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Subject: Re: Viewing Files With Plugins
From: Henrik Backe (backe_at_swipnet.se)
"Daniel Stenberg" <daniel_at_haxx.se> wrote in message
> Viewing a File
> 3. Check if ".rockbox/viewer/[extension]-[anything].rock" exists, and if
> does: use that.
Why -[anything] ?
As I see it rockbox/viewer/[extension]-[anything].rock are
the default viewers for extensions that are not internally recognized.
Having -[anything] makes it possible to have multiple default viewers
for an extension which may lead to the land of confusion.
As I see it replace the default viewer you should use viewer.config or
replace the rockbox/viewer/[extension].rock
The drawback of not having -[anything] in the filename is that
you can not immediately see what plugin the viewer derives from.
> View With
> The concept of "view supported" files will break, so we should probably
> remove that.
Please don't break it, it's the "file view" I (almost) always use.
Anyway if the viewer.config table is kept in RAM (loaded at boot and
when "played"), then we could keep "view supported"
> There's currently no solution here for how to make particular files get
> custom icons in the dir browser. We could probably let the existing icons
> remain until we think of a system to fix this.
Having .rockbox/icons directory with all the [extension].icon files
that get loaded at boot time or when played sounds like the way to go.
I even volunteer to do the job.
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