Re: Opening remote files in GNOME

On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 10:06 +0800, James Henstridge wrote:
> On 08/10/04 02:01, Sven Neumann wrote:

> >More application would use it if it had less dependencies. Does
> >gnome-vfs really need bonobo?
> >  
> >
> If it wasn't using Bonobo, it would need to use something else to handle 
> activation and communication with the gnome-vfs-daemon.
> The gnome-vfs-daemon is needed to monitor volume mounts and unmounts 
> (which includes asking apps to drop FAM watches on a volume before 
> unmounting so the volume can actually be unmounted), and handling of VFS 
> methods that would be expensive to run in each individual client.
> These bits could be done without Bonobo, but you would just be switching 
> one IPC/activation system for another.

In fact, the IPC is all internal and wrapped in public APIs, so
switching IPC/activation mechanism at a later date is possible. However,
as much as I dislike it, at the moment CORBA/bonobo-activation is the
current Gnome IPC/activation framework, so thats what we get to use.

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