[etoys-notify] [JIRA] Created: (SQ-901) Remove a couple of mime-types from the mime-type list

Tom Staubitz (JIRA) tracker at squeakland.org
Fri Jan 7 13:46:25 EST 2011

Remove a couple of mime-types from the mime-type list

                 Key: SQ-901
                 URL: http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-901
             Project: squeakland
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: etoys-olpc, etoys-sugar
            Reporter: Tom Staubitz

Etoys often happens to be the default activity to open media files from the Journal. This happens often enough accidentally, e.g. while trying to copy files from the Journal to a USB stick. Etoys being quite a "heavy-weight" takes quite a lot of time to start, (this is especially felt to be even longer when you did not want to start it at all in the beginning). Closing Etoys again also takes its time (not to speak about being forced to save some complete nonsense to the Journal.) (This behavior gets pretty annoying when some impatient kids are involved :) ). Given that it is easily possible to import media files from the Journal when Etoys is running, I would suggest to remove the mime-types of a couple (all?) of media files from Etoys' mime-type list so that Etoys does not appear in their "Start with" menu anymore. At least those mime-types should be removed that Etoys can't handle properly anyway. See http://www.flatlandfarm.de/blog/?p=181 for more details (also have a look the comments).  This would be a huge improvement for the Journal's usability. 

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