Proposal: Virtual Folders with IOSlaves and Their Usage

Enver ALTIN ealtin at
Fri Aug 12 17:56:32 BST 2005

On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 02:04:16AM +0300, S.Caglar Onur wrote:
> Hi;


> Suppose KDE has 4 IOSlaves for these types ( like pictures:/, musics:/,
> documents:/, movies:/ ) and Konqueror has ability to set any folder's
> metadata as a destination of these IOSlaves. 
> Scenario is something like this; With konqueror select a folder, right
> click on it, select "mark this folder for Musics files", then select
> another and select "mark this for a Pictures files". So user can
> associate a folders with an IOslave.
> So what is this used for, first of all it can be used for indexing tools
> (index my ogg's, index my pictures etc.)

I don't think it's going anywhere good. GNOME has been there, and now
they're removing many of those unused and non-standard URI handlers.
Check gnome ddl archives of 2004-Feb/Mar/Apr to see why.

What if I decided to change my pictures:/ folder to something else, is
Konqueror supposed to move my files from the old location to the new
one? Same for others.

Although it looks a bit handy at the first glance, it proved to be a
maintenance and a huge usability issue.


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