Re: Handling of connection-specific parameters (was: Re: Plans for gnome-vfs replacement)
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>
- Cc: gnome-vfs-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Handling of connection-specific parameters (was: Re: Plans for gnome-vfs replacement)
- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 09:22:56 +0200
On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 13:27 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 22.09.2006, 16:18 +0200 schrieb Alexander Larsson:
> > Actually, it still problematic in some cases. Consider a network share
> > (say ftp) that somehow (via prefs or the protocol) specifies what
> > encoding its filenames are in. The problem is that not all filenames
> > might be valid in this encoding (for instance, the server says
> > everything is in utf-8 but one file is in latin-1).
> How do you plan to implement connection- or mount-specific parameters?
> This includes things like network compression levels, whether the login
> directory instead of the actual FS root should be used as URI/IRI
> basename, maybe whether the target should be mounted r/o etc..
I haven't thought at all about the storage of it yet. It sort of depends
on exactly how we handle the mounting.
> Maybe these properties could be exposed via D-Bus, and we'd get
> protocol-specific key/value/tooltip triples which can be used in a GUI.
There would be something like GnomeVFSVolumeManager around. That will
give us an API to keep track of all mounted filesystems and expose
whatever features are required.
> I used to play around with ideas for allowing full connection
> serialization into URIs/IRIs, i.e.
> environment:opt1=foo&opt2=bar&opt3=foobar#protocol:/// but I wonder how
> applicable this is, taken that there are drafts around specifying
> another syntax, for instance for SFTP connection parameters :
I'd prefer to disentangle this from the URI aspect instead of
complicating our relation to URIs further. I haven't given much thought
to the storage format, but anything that lets us store key-value pairs
should work imho.
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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