Efreet is a library designed to help apps work several of the Freedesktop.org standards regarding Icons, Desktop files and Menus. To that end it implements the following specifications:
Efreet is a library your application links to. The procedure for this is very simple. You simply have to compile your application with the appropriate compiler flags that the
pkg-config script outputs. Mime and Thrash are separated modules. For example, to compile with mime support:
Compiling C or C++ files into object files:
gcc -c -o main.o main.c `pkg-config --cflags efreet efreet-mime`
Linking object files into a binary executable:
gcc -o my_application main.o `pkg-config --libs efreet efreet-mime`
After you understood what Efreet is and installed it in your system you should proceed understanding the programming interface.