[Etoys] 2 browser questions: fonts and activity-launching

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpg at redhat.com
Wed Mar 21 12:43:16 EDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 22:50 +0100, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2007, at 22:32 , Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 15:33 -0400, Samuel Klein wrote:
> >> Question: how can we launch etoys from the browser when someone  
> >> clicks on
> >> a URL?  Marco notes that a hook can readily be added to do the  
> >> launching,
> >> but how will etoy parse the input URI?
> Why would we need to "parse the input URI"? And what *is* an "input"  
> URI?
> We could of course download the project from the URI, but why should  
> we do that again when the browser already did it?
> > You can get the URI from the handle which is passed to Activity
> > constructor (handle.uri). But then I don't know if/how it can be  
> > passed
> > to etoys...
> I somehow missed part of this conversation. What happens if in the  
> browser an etoys project file is downloaded?
> I'd suppose that based on the mime-type there is a registry for d-bus  
> services to handle the downloaded file. Then a d-bus request is made  
> which launches the activity. Somehow the location of the downloaded  
> file, as well as the URI should be passed via d-bus to the activity.  
> Is that basically correct?

Correct, except we only pass the location of the downloaded file as an
URI (file://).

In the python Activity object it's handle.uri.

In the dbus service it's:

    def create(self, handle):

where handle is a dictionary.


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