Bug 128187 - Offer to open AppleWorks documents (.cwk / application/x-appleworks-document)
Summary: Offer to open AppleWorks documents (.cwk / application/x-appleworks-document)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Format-Filters Apple-iWork
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Reported: 2019-10-16 20:02 UTC by Nate Graham
Modified: 2020-10-18 02:51 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Nate Graham 2019-10-16 20:02:01 UTC
LibreOffice Writer is capable of opening and accurately displaying AppleWorks documents, but does not indicate as such until you do it manually.

I just added support in shared-mime-info for an "Appleworks document" MIME type (https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xdg/shared-mime-info/commit/5c9e37f85de684f7fac707531e2950e68061a64d) so it should be possible to make LibreOffice indicate itself as an app that can open documents with the new application/x-appleworks-document MIME type.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Double-click on a .cwk document

Actual Results:
The OS dialog for "choose an app to open this document" appears, because nothing is registered as a handler for AppleWorks documents

Expected Results:
LibreOffice writer opens and displays the document

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2019-10-17 14:19:35 UTC
Note that this is about AppleWorks documents, not iWork documents. AppleWorks was Apple's office suite prior to iWork. It was a re-branding/fork of ClarisWorks (hence inheriting the .cwk filename extension).
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-25 16:06:28 UTC
Reproduced with attachment 111839 [details] from bug 88098