Re: writing plugins for nautilus

Le dim 19/01/2003  21:35, Fredrick Nilsson a crit :
> just some extra information: the thing that i would implement would be
> best described as a "view" (thanks bocata;). the view should represent the
> portage used in gentoo. that is, when the user hits "portage:" in the
> address field, all the portages are displayed, not as folders, but
> "something else" that you could right-click and view info, install,
> upgrade and so on.

The view can be implemented using gnome-vfs modules (which aren't really
difficult to code), see
for a little more info about them. In short, you only have to implement
some functions to read the content of your (virtual) directory, to get
info about the files in this dir, ... and Nautilus will automatically
display it as if it was a file on your directory. Don't hesitate to ask
on gnome-vfs-list gnome org for more info. 
The right-click and properties part can now be done with Nautilus 2.2,
but I don't know how it works :)


> On Sun, 19 Jan 2003, Fredrick Nilsson wrote:
> > hello!
> >
> > first of all, i havent developed anything for nautilus or gnome before, so
> > bare with me. ive come up with a great idea which is based on building a
> > plugin for nautilus.
> >
> > this, i imagine, would work something like this:
> >
> > 1. i enter 'something:' in the address field, and automatically, im
> > transfered to a certain directory on disk.
> >
> > 2. in this directory, i will view folders as something else then folders.
> > this means that i have to manipulate the way this is presented in
> > nautilus. it would also be possible to right-click on the presented
> > objects fr further actions.
> >
> > now, this doesnt sound to advanced, and i guess that it would be a good
> > first gnome programming task ;) the only problem is that im having a hard
> > time finding some good documentation that would explain how something like
> > this could be build. so if anybody has an idea over where i can find
> > documentation regarding this, it would be most appriciated, or if someone
> > had something else to comment about my little project, it would also be
> > welcomed :)
> >
> > .b
> >
> >
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