[Bf-committers] url handlers / help-system / *nix

Alexander Ewering bf-committers@blender.org
Thu, 6 May 2004 00:25:47 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 6 May 2004, Daniel Fairhead wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've been thinking and looking into adding documentation links from the
> help menu. A very simple project which I should be able to do :-)
> All it has to do is launch the default browser at either an online URL, or a
> html file on the system.
> As far as I have done so far, it is very easy on windows (two/three lines (besides
> the blender events/menu code)). 
> Unfortunatly, other OSes (*NIX) don't have an official standard way of knowing
> what the default browser is.
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/BROWSER/
> seems like a Good Solution, using a $BROWSER environment variable and then 
> needs only 3 lines again. I do not know how many distros/systems support this by default
> though.

I have just checked on this fairly recent Linux system running KDE 3.2.2,
and $BROWSER isn't set.

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