Re: [PATCH] close windows on unmount
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Ryan McDougall <ryan mcdougall telusplanet net>
- Cc: Stefan Voelkel <Stefan Voelkel millenux com>, James Willcox <jwillcox gnome org>, Nautilus <nautilus-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] close windows on unmount
- Date: 12 Mar 2004 09:50:47 +0100
On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 07:36, Ryan McDougall wrote:
> Special casing this way doesn't look quite right to me. I think the
> problem is not at the nautilus level, but at the file system abstraction
> Perhaps we need a new signal: "unavailable". When the FS unmounts, it
> implies that resource is gone from the system, and unlikely to return in
> its present form any time soon; so nautilus window closes. When the FS
> is unavailable it means that the resource is not reachable, but is still
> there when you ask again, provided that "connection" (in what ever form
> it may be, whether automounted or network connected) is re-established;
> so nautilus keeps the window open, and tries to "reconnect" when an icon
> is clicked. If it is unable to reconnect, then it errors out and closes.
> That way the two signals capture the semantic difference between "I'm
> gone" and "I'm temporarily unavailable".
> I think what you propose is a bit hackish. Comments?
And practically, how would you implement this on a unix machine?
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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