[PATCH] Multi-Protocol IO-Slave

Jeff Mitchell kde-dev at emailgoeshere.com
Sun Jan 13 17:37:28 GMT 2008

On Sunday 13 January 2008, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Sunday 13 January 2008, Matt Rogers wrote:
> > The other problem is that FUSE is not cross platform. They don't
> > indicate that anywhere on their page. So then we end up with a
> > solution that only works on linux. I would guess that this
> > practically leaves out using GIO/GVFS as a default mechanism, but i
> > don't know for sure.
> As far as I understand FUSE is an optional method of accessing the data,
> basically a by product of the stateful "mounting" idea.
> Applications using the GIO client library directly "talk" to
> the "mount"-daemon which implements the protocol, but the mount daemon can
> also really mount it as a FUSE filesystem, thus allowing even traditional
> commandline applications to access the data.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Yes, it does seem like it's an optional component.  As for cross-platform 
compatibility, FUSE now somewhat works (i.e. some of the filesystems work) on 
Mac OS X.  I don't actually know if it works on any other Unices.


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