[Bf-committers] Blender MIME type

jonathan d p ferguson jdpf.plus at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 17:29:12 CET 2010



Excellent work on 2.5!

Does Blender have an official IANA MIME type? I cannot seem to find  
one (looking on my Debian systems in /etc/mime.types and at IANA: http://www.iana.org/) 
. As web sharing of blender files becomes more common, perhaps a  
default for servers would be a good idea. zoyd on IRC, helped me  
uncover the fact that freedesktop.org maintains a shared-mime  
database: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec#SharedMIMEdatabasepackage 
  in the database file "freedesktop.org.xml" with entries for blender  

   <mime-type type="application/x-blender">
     <comment>Blender scene</comment>

<snip>Translation info</snip>

     <generic-icon name="image-x-generic"/>
     <glob pattern="*.blender"/>
     <glob pattern="*.blend"/>
     <glob pattern="*.BLEND"/>
     <magic priority="50">
       <match value="BLENDER" type="string" offset="0"/>

I suggest that an official IANA blender MIME type would be helpful as  
the sharing of blender files increases, not having to configure a  
server to handle the blender MIME type, for example, might be handy---  
as clicking on a .blend file will presumably, "just work."  In the  
past I have configured blender as a binary for MIME (similar to that  

I'm not particularly knowledgeable about the process or requirements  
for securing an official IANA MIME type, but seeing as blender has a  
large user-base, perhaps it would be nice to be all official about  
registering the .blend file type with IANA.

A designated representative of Blender Foundation may register by  
following the instructions/RFCs at:



have a day.yad

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