Re: Translations of folder names - two proposals

On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 18:52 +0000, Jamie McCracken wrote:

> It also wastes space if you delete stuff too as the metadata in never
> purged.
> I've always wandered why the kernel couldn't just broadcast on Dbus or
> something whenever such a file change occurs. DNotify and INOtify can
> give notification but both require you to specify the files you want to
> watch which is inefficient for a filesystem wide one (which we would
> need to keep Nautilus' metadata in sync).
> jamie.

My personal druthers would be to attach metadata to files by extended
attributes if possible-- and only use the metafiles in the case of a
filesystem that doesn't support EAs on its own (NFS home, CD-ROMs, etc).
A Dbus-based fam implementation sounds like a very interesting idea,

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