Eog & gnome-vfs dependency
- From: Jens Finke <jens eknif de>
- To: <federico ximian com>
- Cc: <eog-list gnome org>
- Subject: Eog & gnome-vfs dependency
- Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 17:55:51 +0200 (CEST)
the file handling of eog is really a mess. This is mainly because of the
lack of consequent URI based file handling. Currently we have a mix of
old fashioned local path descriptions and simple monikers (which are in
fact URIs like 'file:/home/jens/foo.png') for resolving bonobo objects.
To use the BonoboStream/Storage mechanism as a filesystem abstraction
wasn't a good idea, 'cos it lacks of some important functionality and is
broken in some ways (it just was not designed for it).
I think we could (and should) change the situation if we would use
gnome-vfs for all the file handling stuff within eog. Are there any
objections against this additional dependency? Since gnome-vfs is part of
the stable development plattform I see no reason for not depending on it.
What do you think?
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