Re: Volume handling proposal

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Tuomas Kuosmanen wrote:

> From: Tuomas Kuosmanen <tigert ximian com>
> Subject: Re: Volume handling proposal
> On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 16:40, 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?
> We probably do. The whole idea of "mounting" stuff makes sense for big
> multiuser unix servers (university environments etc) where you mount a
> big share and a lot of users will use it for their data.
> For a personal desktop machine, mounting network shares is a good idea,
> but the whole "mount/umount" concept is kind of strange and weird for
> floppies and CD-Roms (and while floppies are kind of a dying media for
> many of us, a lot of places like ad-agencies <-> printhouses still use
> Zip disks to transfer and store files, which conceptually are just big
> floppies)

Zip drives can be (and are) locked on mount.


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