More specific KIO Error Strings

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Mar 31 20:46:16 BST 2008

On Monday 31 March 2008, nf2 wrote:
> Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > assuming the errors are ones that matter to percolate up to the user
> > (there seem to be a few there), new error codes can be added to the
> > KIO::Error enum. there's lots of room remaining.
> >
> > which error codes would you like to see added?
> Not sure yet - there are a lot that can be mapped, but not all of them...

ok ... well, let's start with the some you already know of.

> > NOT_MOUNTED, ALREADY_MOUNTED? those are specializations of
> > information be provided in the error message?
> That's actually a good example what i'm trying to fix. The predefined
> text for KIO::ERR_COULD_NOT_MOUNT is:
> "Could not mount device.\nThe reported error was:\n%1".
> This is quite limiting. What if it's a network or FUSE mount?

what text would you like to show the user? (please, specifics ... it'll make 
the conversation go faster to solution if you provide complete proposals so i 
don't have to keep asking for more details =))

> Of course it makes sense to have a set of standard messages, but picking
> the right one could still be done in the backend, and there might be
> more than one message per error code to choose from.

that's the point and purpose of "The reported error was:"

Aaron J. Seigo
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