Re: [Nautilus-list] Nautilus + smbclient

On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Jamin Philip Gray wrote:

> > That *is* the Unix filesystem model - a single-rooted unified filesystem.
> > When I run "make xconfig" in /usr/src/linux I typically see between five and
> > ten filesystem types to choose from.  Is Nautilus going to need
> > filesystem-specific code for all the different types of filesystems people
> > might want to browse?  What's so special about smb?
> I'm wondering the exact same thing.  Maybe I don't understand the
> issues fully, but it seems that this should be handled at the kernel
> level.  If you have a floppy or cdrom mounted or nfs shares or smb
> shares, whatever, they have mount points and you browse at that mount
> point and it all just works no matter what you are using to browse
> (command line, nautilus, a file selection dialog).  Where exactly does
> gnome-vfs fit in?  Why can't nautilus deal with floppy/cdrom drives
> and other mounted volumes in exactly the same manner?

So, where do you want to mount the "Network neighbourhood" filesystem? Or
the "List servers in workgroup" filesystem, or the "List shares in server"
filesystem? And who's gonna write these filesystems?

The thing is, for normal users to actually be able to use smb, it has to
be simpler than: "Open a terminal, su to root, execute strange smbmount
command with a magic name to select the server and share".

Are you also advocating kernel support for ftp, http, tar-files, digital
cameras and all other kinds of things gnome-vfs can support? If you are,
maybe you should spend some time talking to Al Viro.

And what is this talk about floppy/cdrom? They are typically automounted
by magicdev or equivalent and pop up as icons on the desktop.

/ Alex

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