Suggestion to develop another fs notify service.

Michael Pyne mpyne at
Sat Jan 14 21:17:04 GMT 2012

On Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:04:51 Stef Bon wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using KDE for years, and very happy. But as developer of FUSE
> filesystems, I run into problems concerning fam and gamin. KDE is
> still using gamin if it's installed.

I think the thing that's missing from your proposal is why gamin is a problem. 
I'm not saying there is no problem, only that I don't have the expertise 
necessary as a KDE dev and it would probably be easier to have you briefly 
explain the issue with gamin than for me to try to research it anew.

Assuming you develop an improved service it shouldn't be too much trouble to 
have KDirWatch use it, especially if patches were to be provided. ;)

>From there we could discuss API design for a filesystem watcher although you'd 
also probably want to at least alert the Qt and GTK (or GNOME) devs that 
you're developing a new monitor so they can make any necessary feedback as 
well. Likewise the xdg mailing list is a good resource for 
making announcements/proposals that will quickly reach some of the smaller 
desktop environments (although I sadly doubt you would reach much consensus 
there, it can at least alert you to unique issues that might come up for 
desktops like LXDE or XFCE)

 - Michael Pyne
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