Re: gvfs status report

On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 17:31 +0100, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 16:54 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > In general I think that we will still use URIs to pass file references
> > between apps when doing things like DnD, cut-and-paste or when saving
> > filenames in config files. It seems hard to change this at this time,
> > and it has some advantages in that other applications also understand
> > such URIs (to some extent, vfs uris aren't always exactly like web
> > uris).
> I don't think gvfs is the right layer to deal with that, but
> systematically using URIs for DnD is wrong: when you have a window from
> a foreign computer (after all X11 is networkable), DnD from this window
> should use some kind of transport-by-X11 protocol, not just transfer the
> filename.

While a laudable idea I'm not sure this is practical, at least not as
the main approach. If I drag a directory from nautilus to some other
apps, do you really want to transfer the full recursive copy of all
files in the directory via X messages? Its not gonna be fast...

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