[sane-devel] PATCH: XSane hardcodes Netscape as browser

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter@gmx.net
Thu, 03 Jul 2003 21:57:14 +0200

Oliver Rauch wrote:
> Hello Tim.

My name is Till.

> You can enter a html viewer in xsane->preferences->setup->display.
> There is no need to patch xsane.

Thank you for the info.

A suggestion: One could add a checkbox "automatic" and when it is 
checked, the BROWSER variable is used and if the BROWSER variable is not 
set, the most common browsers are tried (netscape, mozilla, konqueror, 
galeon, opera).


> Oliver
> On Thursday 03 July 2003 19:06, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>>for displaying HTML help pages XSane calls always the web browser
>>Netscape and does not try another browser if Netscape is not installed.
>>As newer distros do not ship Netscape any more (or they ship it only in
>>boxed editions) it is often not possible to call the help pages out of
>>Daouda Lo from MandrakeSoft (daouda at mandrakesoft dot com) has made a
>>patch (for XSane 0.91) to use the BROWSER environment variable which we
>>use in Mandrake Linux from now on as long as the problem is not solved
>>I have made the patch available here
>>Oliver, can you apply it to XSane, so that the browser problem will be
>>solved in 0.92? Thanks in advance.
>>    Till
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