KIO protocols namespace

Germain Garand germain at
Mon Dec 9 00:57:48 GMT 2002

Le Dimanche 08 Décembre 2002 22:36, David Faure a écrit :
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> On Sunday 08 December 2002 22:30, Germain Garand wrote:
> > > > My real question is : wouldn't it be a good thing to have a central
> > > > place were authors of kio-slaves, wether they are third-party or part
> > > > of KDE, could "register" a namespace for their slaves ?
> This "problem" extends to binary names, then. Your point is "what if two
> people write a kmymp3collection" ? But even then, it's not specific to KDE.
> What if two people write a /usr/bin/mp3collectionsorter? Do we need a
> global opensource-program registry? Bah.

mmhh... difference is you can install your binaries in different locations and 
still have them coexist peacefully, getting the right thing up through fully 
qualified pathes.

Here, protocols are KDE wide. If the name is taken, you are simply out of 

Likewise, isn't it the whole point of internet names registration to keep 
unique resources from endless disputes and conflicts ?
I wonder if it's not a better analogy... 8)


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