[Rd] shared-mime-info (PR#8278)

From: <mpiktas_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 03 Nov 2005 - 08:37:21 GMT

Full_Name: Vaidotas Zemlys
Version: 2.1.1
OS: Ubuntu 05.10
Submission from: (NULL) (


This is really a feature request, not a bug. I wrote the mail to R-devel, but nobody answered it.

I use Gnome on my computer and sometimes I use its default text editor gedit. It uses gtksourceview library for syntax highlighting. I decided that it would be nice if gedit supported R syntax. So I created apropriate .lang file:

Gedit picks apropriate lang file according to file mimetype, so I created apropriate mime type for files with extension .R. I filed a bug report at freedesktop.org:

There Christophe Fergeau suggested that maybe R could take care of installing this mime type by itself. Is it possible? As I understand it would only concern Linux installations and R should cooperate with shared-mime-info package which is responsible for all mime type definitions.

Vaidotas Zemlys

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