Re: making FAM a required dependency


For us lesser mortals who do not code in our sleep it would be very
helpful if people could expand acronyms at least once in a thread and not
automatically assume that everyone knows what you mean.

i probably should know and i probably could figure it out but you already
know and to you it is just a few extra keystrokes for you and whole lot of
searching for me (and others) so please do us all a favor and when you
first use an a TLA (Three Letter Acronym) expand it.

It only takes a little extra effort to make things less scary and more
inviting to newbies who hopefully will stick around long enough to make a
useful contribition.

"your humble neophyte who aint stupid but aint no guru neither"

Alan H.

On 30 Sep 2002, James Willcox wrote:

> Date: 30 Sep 2002 13:33:07 -0500
> From: James Willcox <jwillcox cs indiana edu>
> To: gnome-vfs-list gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org
> Subject: making FAM a required dependency
> Hi all,
> gnome-vfs supports the monitoring of local files through FAM.  This is a
> great feature, but currently it's not one we can depend on, since FAM
> support is optional.  Consequently, if you want things to work as
> expected, you have to handle the situation where monitoring isn't
> supported by implementing your own monitoring stuff.  I see at least 2
> ways to fix this problem.
> 1)  Make FAM a required dependency for gnome-vfs
> 2)  Implement a fallback monitoring impl. in gnome-vfs when FAM isn't
> available.  (only for local files)
> IMHO, 1) is the best solution, assuming that FAM works on all the
> platforms we plan to support.
> Thanks,
> James
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