Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Dec 9 20:14:59 GMT 2009

On Wednesday, 2009-12-09, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 December 2009 12:47:55 Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > On Tuesday, 2009-12-08, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 08 December 2009, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > > > What are the applications and features that have changed for other
> > > > people?
> > >
> > > My showstopper is the mounting policy. As of now, there are two
> > > problems:
> > >
> > > a) mounting/unmounting devices requires using Dolphin. FolderView icons
> > > are possible but they don't work (users can't mount anything), so they
> > > are useless. Seems to be a bug in a library, so "there is a bug for
> > > that", but it does not help me if it's not squashed.
> > >
> > > b) the same applies for nfs shares but that blocks all my work. I
> > >  regularely use shares that are on a "server" that is not always on. So
> > > I can't mount the shares at boot, and I can't mount them later either
> > > (well, I can at the command line of course).
> Folderviews that work with NFS mounts are no problem whatsoever, as long as
> the mounts are specified in fstab.  On-the-fly mounting is, as far as I
>  know, currently only available from the command line.
> FWIW, I have two small folderviews constantly on my desktop, displaying
> directories on a remote box, both NFS mounts

Right, but Thierry was explicitly addressing the mounting itself
As far as I understand it the problem is not having a visual representation 
(icon, whatever) of an NFS resource/mount point that could be interacted with 
to perform mount operations.

And I agree that this is limiting the usefulness since a lot of computing 
today is nomadic and requires on-demand access to networked resources.

Ideally something like the network managment software would provide at least 
the option of adding mount rules depending on what network one is connecting 


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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