Re: Plans for gnome-vfs replacement

On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 14:53 +0200, Mathieu Lacage wrote:
> hi,
> On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 13:15 +0200, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> > > We still need to support URIs too at least in some places, because of
> > > '%u' in .desktop files. If GNOME apps switched to using '%f', then
> > > konqueror (and old versions of GNOME) wouldn't be able to pass remote
> > > files to them any more. Likewise, if nautilus/libgnomedesktop didn't
> > > support using URIs for remote files any more, then they wouldn't be able
> > > to pass remote files to KDE apps.
> > 
> > I think URI should still be used to refer to resources "from outside"
> > and to contact the appropriate backends. But internally GFile or
> > GFilePath objects should be used. That is, the user types in an URI, the
> > library resolves the URI to a GFile and passes a serialized form of the
> > GFile to the daemon.
> I remember asking in 2000 why gnome-vfs did not use GnomeVFSUri in the
> API rather than raw uris but I cannot remember what the answer was. Does
> anyone know the rationale behind not using a more abstract structure for
> uris in gnome-vfs ?

It does. In some places, but not in others. In both ways in some places
even! Its just a nightmare...

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