Re: Not OK computer:/// [was Re: Should Desktop = Home?]

On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 05:33:55PM -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 16:48, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > I figure it could have been implemented as ~/Computer/ and have the drives
> > and shortcuts mounted there which doesn't mess as much with the
> > traditional "everything is a file" and I think it is kind of appropriate
> > that your Computer would be inside your Home.
> Actually mount them there?  Oh please no.  First of all, you can access
> things that aren't mounted from Computer, like Network.  Second, this
> has the exact same problem that we *used* to have with devices on the
> desktop.  The captains solved that problem.  Let's not re-introduce it. 
> The problem is that many people have NFS-mounted home directories.  If
> my CD gets mounted at ~/Computer/CD\ Rom, and I step over to another
> machine, I see this ghost directory.
> The system absoluty, positively *MUST* be safe to use with networked
> home directories.

I think what he was suggesting was a virtual directory like Trash which
doesn't exist on disk, but displays in nautilus as a real directory from
which all your disks are available, just like computer:/// is now, but
named more user-friendly-like.

I think :)


Alan <alan ufies org> -
"There are only 3 real sports: bull-fighting, car racing and mountain 
climbing. All the others are mere games."                -- Hemingway

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