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

nf2 nf2.email at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 16:21:27 GMT 2009

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> ah and one more thing.
> I can sense responses about "the kernel's VFS doesn't support this or
> that important feature" coming soon ;) As in this blog post about GVFS
> and FUSE (which also shows that, predictibly, people already had the
> same idea that i was proposing):
> http://blog.fubar.dk/?p=104
> The answer is that, if really current kernels lack a particular
> feature, then that's a perfect occasion to go talk to kernel devs!
> Don't I seem to remember that recently (at GCDS?) one of them asked
> you guys if you had feature requests? And as I said in previous
> e-mail, on OSes where we can't communicate with kernel devs, just keep
> the statu quo.

I think it definitely makes sense to work on the ideal solution.

But there is this saying that the best solution is the enimy of the
good solution. And I rather prefer having the good solution tomorrow,
instead of just waiting for the "best" solution another five years.

While it's definitely a nice feature (another point why KDE should
adopt GVFS), there is a reaon why GVFS just provides FUSE as a
secondary channel. For instance FTP can't be mapped into the expected
POSIX behavior properly, therefore GVFS just mapps FTP read-only.


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