KDE is not an OS platform... (And neither is Gnome)

Benoit Jacob jacob.benoit.1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 16:08:11 GMT 2009

2009/10/30 David Faure <faure at kde.org>:
> On Friday 30 October 2009, Benoit Jacob wrote:
>> 1) Make sure that both KIO and GVFS can be mounted into the OS's native
>>  VFS. 2) Make it so that KIO and GVFS agree on a filesystem layout (a "name
>>  mangling" if you want) so that the same filename can be used
>> regardless of the choice of KIO or GVFS. By a "name mangling" i mean a
>> translation from addresses like "sftp://user@server/path" to addresses
>> like "/mountpoint/ssh/user/server/path".
> Please keep in mind the difference between sync and async APIs.
> You download a file over FTP. KIO is async: the application remains responsive,
> you get a progress dialog. The "native VFS" is most of the time used in a
> blocking way. fopen,fwrite,fclose.

Thanks, I was missing this part (that the problem lies in the way that
applications use it).


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