Re: Nautilus and tar.gz/tar.bz2

On Thu, 2002-09-12 at 16:48, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> Hi John:
> On Thu, 2002-09-12 at 16:10, Johnathan Bailes wrote:
> > I am going to edit the often mentioned request for browsing into an
> > archive.  
> > 
> > Has anyone thought of chunking the whole VFS method and instead creating
> > a File-Roller view since File-Roller hooks into Nautilus so well?
> > 
> It's not my decision, but imho using file roller is the wrong solution.
> To make archive handling in nautilus really useful users should be able
> to treat archives like special folders. Users should be able to perform
> any action they can on a regular folder upon an archive file. This would
> include drag and dropping of files into the archive icon like you can
> with folders, viewing archives as lists/icons etc, creating new archives
> from the context menu (a new documents menu would be really cool).
> A file-roller view may be a good short term fix, but the real goal
> should be imho seemless integration of archives into the file manager.
> dave
I am also in favor of native intergration of archives into the file
manager.  Archives are things that a file manager should handle
directly, as one can treat archives formats as various types of
filesystems.  Viewing or Editing of files contents are in my opinion
tasks that a file manager should not handle directly itself.  The file
manager should simply delagates the aforementioned tasks to third party
applications that are design solely to handle these tasks.
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