Re: Volume handling proposal

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 04:39:47PM +0200, Paolo Borelli wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 15:40, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > I'm not sure what roots we want in the fileselector. At the minimum we
> > want the desktop ones, but do we want e.g. unmounted floppies/CDs there?
> IMHO definately yes.
> Saving a document to a floppy it's one of the rare occasions where I
> still use floppies: if I have a document open for editing and I want to
> put a copy on a floppy, the natural things for me is Save As and select
> the floppy.
> Even when the last floppy will be six feet underground, the same thing
> makes sense for things like memory sticks, etc.
> About CDs and other not writable devices I'm not sure: they make sense
> for "Open", but not for "Save"...

That depends on how the cd device is opened.  IF it's a multi session cd or
opened in packet writing mode hten it does make sense to have "Save..". 
Packet writing purportedly works starting wiht Linux 2.4.  Not sure what 
state things are on bsd OS's and other unix like operating systems.


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