[Etoys-notify] #6139 HIGH Never A: Etoys claims numerous inappropriate MIME types

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#6139: Etoys claims numerous inappropriate MIME types
 Reporter:  AlbertCahalan   |       Owner:  etoys         
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new           
 Priority:  high            |   Milestone:  Never Assigned
Component:  etoys-activity  |     Version:                
 Keywords:                  |    Verified:  0             
 Blocking:                  |   Blockedby:                
 This is joyride-1570, and thus Etoys 74 according to the activity.info

 I was trying to play a MIDI file from the Journal. Etoys started up, then
 claimed that it couldn't handle the file!

 In the activity.info file, Etoys asks for 30 different MIME types. Only
 the first 4 are appropriate. Even if Etoys could handle all of these
 formats, starting up a heavy-duty Smalltalk (and then worse, saving it to
 the journal at shut-down) just to view/play a simple little file is

 I see:

 4 squeak things that rightfully belong to Etoys

 3 types of text, all of which should go to Read and Browse

 11 types of image, all of which should go to Read and Browse

 8 types of audio, all of which should go elsewhere (TamTam? Record?)

 1 type of video, which should go elsewhere if MPEG isn't patented

 1 type of archive, which should go to Browse or to Journal itself

 1 multimedia format (shockwave) that might go here if handled

 1 font file format, which should go to an installer (Journal itself?)

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6139>
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