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

What i would want would be for nautilus to delete the symlink on umount
like it currently deletes the .desktop file.


On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 12:44, Ryan Patrick Muldoon wrote:
> If mount/umount worked nicely (ideally, user-transparently) that would
> be rather nice, I think.
> 	--Ryan
> 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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