Re: gvfs status report

On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 17:45 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> 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...

Well, if the 2 apps don't sit on the same computer, what else could you
want ?
Of course, as an optimization if the 2 apps are "local to each other",
they should just use the current behavior.


PS: there has been a few comments on the subject at

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