Re: cd burning in gnome

On Thursday 05 December 2002 12:47, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

has anyone checked out the coaster project lately ?
Aren't they trying to create a library for all of this ?


> Hello,
> > So there is some contention as to the correct way to implement CD
> > burning inside nautilus/gnome-vfs for Gnome, and I was hoping to get
> > some opinions from the community as to which is the better option.
> >
> > Alexl thinks that a burn: vfs uri should only be used for temporary
> > file-storage, and that a separate executable should be invoked to prompt
> > the user with a dialog to begin burning and to show status.  The dialog
> > will allow specifying options like burn speed, burner device to use, and
> > a label for the CD.  The advantages here are simplicity of the burn: vfs
> > method, and keeping cd-burning code out of gnome-vfs.
> >
> > I think cd burning should be integrated with gnome-vfs, such that
> > invoking a burn operation on a burn: uri will cause the cd to start
> > burning.  Burning options like speed/label/audio-or-data should be
> > passed as arguments here, instead of being locked up in a separate
> > executable.  The advantages here are that cd-burning is 1) easily
> > available to all applications, 2) that burning options, status, and
> > cancellation can be controlled through code and 3) that the GUI is
> > determined by the application.
> I prefer the Alex Larsson approach for a couple of reasons:
> 	* It is not clear when CD burning would begin with the
> 	  burn: uri.
> 	* An ioctl/command setup is suboptimal, because
> 	  the burning process might have to deal with exceptional
> 	  conditions like defects on the CD, choosing a label,
> 	  retrying the operation.
> 	  These conditions would require either an elaborate
> 	  callback mechanism/notification mechanism that is
> 	  not really needed.
> 	* I fail to see the advantage of putting the burning code
> 	  in the gnome-vfs.  Using `burn:' as a staging place seems
> 	  like a small code addition, but using it as the actual
> 	  burning process produces no benefits, and makes the GUI
> 	  for burning more complex.
> 	* It just does not feel right.
> Miguel.
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