Re: Opening remote files in GNOME (was Re: Announcing gnomevfs-mount 0.0.1 (very first version).)

Paolo Borelli wrote:
Il giorno mer, 06-10-2004 alle 16:13 +0200, Mikael Hallendal ha scritto:


Nope, at the moment gedit uses gnome-vfs ony for reading.
Switching gedit to gnome-vfs for writing is not an easy task but, time
permitting, we'll give it a try in 2.9... This will also have to deal
with how many problems in gnome-vfs itself will turn up.

Oh, sorry, I was under the impression that it's been using GnomeVFS all the time. Why do you expect there to be problems using GnomeVFS for writing?

My main concern is testing: we have to make sure to not introduce
regressions, since an editor which can't save file is not of much value.
The fact that gnome-vfs has N backends and that some of them are very
little used is a bit scary.

But the file module is widely used for writing (epiphany, nautilus, ...) so that shouldn't be a problem. So if some obscure GnomeVFS module is a bit unstable isn't really your fault. The situation would anyway be better since then the user can use it to write on well behaving plugins.

For what it concerns gnome-vfs what I fear most is untested codepaths:
we already hit problems in reading from time to time and since (as this
thread is discussing) there are really few apps who fully adopt
gnome-vfs for writing I think we'll probably hit some bugs along the

They aren't going to be tested unless people use them ;)

Best Regards,
  Mikael Hallendal

Imendio AB,

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