Re: making FAM a required dependency

On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 03:09:18PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> James Willcox <jwillcox cs indiana edu>  
> > 1)  Make FAM a required dependency for gnome-vfs
> >
> It's already effectively required - I don't think nautilus works very
> well if you don't have it...

Running or not? Because I do have fam installed, but I disable it
because it is "unstable".

By this I mean that it listens to a random udp port on startup, requires
portmap... all that is just asking for trouble!

> FAM sucks a bit in code quality I suppose but there's nothing wrong
> with the basic concept.

The basic concept seems like a good thing, but before making it a
dependency, some work needs to be done in terms of security.

Not using udp/tcp/rpc by default is a good start, after all, we all
should know the history record of rpcs!


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