Re: Plans for gnome-vfs replacement
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Xavier Bestel <xavier bestel free fr>
- Cc: Dan Winship <danw novell com>, "gnome-vfs-list gnome org" <gnome-vfs-list gnome org>, "gtk-devel-list gnome org" <gtk-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Plans for gnome-vfs replacement
- Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 16:17:29 +0200
On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 16:14 +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 14:54, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > Lets take a step back and define the requirements we have:
> > We need to have a form of identifier for files. These come in two forms,
> > absolute and relative (e.g. name of a child to a folder). They must be
> > persistable (if we save a reference somewhere it must make sense on a
> > later login) and transportable (if we pass a reference via e.g. a
> > desktop link to another machine or another user it must make some sort
> > of sense). The exact contents of such identifiers have no special
> > requirements, in fact they could theoretically be binary blobs for all
> > users care, but it does seem nice if we could use something as close as
> > possible to filenames for local files.
> In that case, would it be possible to have it only be built from
> conversion functions and not let applications know what's inside ?
> That way "implementation" can change ad-how.
I'm not sure what you mean. We can't change the identifier ever, because
that would break the persistable requirement.
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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