[Image-SIG] suggestion: xdg-open for invoking the imageviewer on linux

Stani spe.stani.be at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 15:07:16 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:54 PM, Fredrik Lundh<fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:06 PM, Scott David
> I've checked in a last-second fix for 1.1.7 (to be frozen any day soon
> now, promise).

Hi Fredrik,

In case the freezer is not started yet, you might consider using
xdg-open in ImageShow:

xdg-open — opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application

It is the equivalent of open on OSX and will work on most modern
distributions (ubuntu, opensuse, fedora, debian, ...) as it is part of
the freedesktop specification. You could keep the existing code as a

Best regards,

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