Re: [Nautilus-list] bug 75214: preferences:/// etc. should be read-only

Well from my limited knowledge i would think the gnome-vfs way would be
better in general, since theoretically at least other programs could use
these directories.


On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 18:24, Diego González wrote:
> hi
> 	i've been looking at this bug, and would like to share some thoughts
> that i have about it. This bug can be solved (as i see it) at two
> diferent levels:
> 	1) at gnome-vfs level
> 	2) at nautilus level
> 	i think it would be better to solve it at the at the gnome-vfs level,
> the reason why we can edit preferences:/// and applications:/// is that
> the vfolder-desktop method does not support file permissions, as it
> stores the modifications that a user does in his home directory. So to
> solve i think it would be needed to implement the permission bits at
> least for the preferences:/// uris. 
> 	So far i have put some code on the do_read_directory and on the
> do_get_file_info methods on the vfolder-desktop method, so that one the
> uri starts with preferences:/// its permission bits are automatically
> set to non writeable.
> 	The ugly thing is that nautilus put an emblem to show the non writeable
> nature of the folders, which is ugly.
> 	What do you think about this way of addressing the bug?
> regards,
> Diego
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