Cross platform desktop operations in Python

riklaunim at riklaunim at
Mon Dec 1 08:43:14 CET 2008


I'm looking for a cross platform (Linux/Win/Mac) solution of common
desktop operations like:
* Getting system icon theme (icons for files, folders etc.)
* Determine mimetype (better than mimetypes using mapped extension to

Under Unix/Linux there are standards and pyxdg that
can do that, but it won't work for example on Windows. Are there
solutions for this, or do I have to implement a backed for every

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