RE: menu patch broke nautilus(maybe use symlinks for removable media)

If mount/umount worked nicely (ideally, user-transparently) that would
be rather nice, I think.


On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 10:47, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> Sort of on a tangent. In the future do you think we could switch to
> using symlinks instead of .desktop files for removable media like
> cdroms. This could have a few benefits.
> 1) On multi user systems, most users typically only have access to their
> home dir (basically everything else outside of $home is off limits to
> most users). Using .dekstop files to link to /mnt/cdrom seems kind of
> weird, since it kills the user spacial reference that everything they
> need or can do work on is in their home dir. 
> 2) when using home dir as the desktop, The user gets a great spacial
> reference,since everything the user needs is in their home dir/ on their
> desktop ($home/cdrom etc.)
> 3) makes these mount point easily accessible from the terminal. Right
> now if i go into my terminal and do dir or ls i see cdrom.desktop, which
> is worthless in the terminal since the shell can't use .desktop files.
> If symlinks were used i could do cd ~/cdrom. This would do alot to unite
> the use of $home as the desktop and $home in the terminal.
> Obvioulsy this would depend on bug 73937 being fixed first so that
> symlinks work correctly. Also I've filed a bug on this bugzilla as well.
> Just a thought..
> dave
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