Re: Proposal: gnome-user-share

On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 12:36 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Llu, 2004-12-06 at 04:15, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 17:20 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > I don't understand how .directory is different - in fact from reading
> > that OS X link, "display names" on OS X are implemented in pretty much
> > the same way as .directory files.
> If your dot files are implemented so that they can be used to find the 
> "real" directory then you can implement a proper directory name too. If
> you use them and still break the shell thats not a help.
> If we have ".desktop" always is my desktop, and the link "Desktop"
> changes name then I can still look in "Desktop" from any application (or
> whatever it is in
> my language of choice), at the same time code can always look at
> "~/.desktop/..."

This is not at all what dot-directory files are. They are desktop files
called ".directory", that when placed in a directory change the name for
that directory as displayed in the ui. We don't support this anymore in
gnome due to performance problem. KDE might still do though.

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