Re: Gnome VFS - plans for Gnome 2.8

On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 22:11, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 04:19, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > For gnome-vfs in Gnome 2.8 we will focus on finishing up the volume
> > changes that were started in Gnome 2.6, and making gnome-vfs really
> > work well for applications reading remote files. This is much more
> > important now with the new file selector and its gnome-vfs
> > support. Hopefully it'll lead to more Gnome applications using
> > gnome-vfs to load files. 
> One important part of making it really to use for applications is having
> good documentation ;)

I take it you're volunteering to write it then? :)

> > Add a prompting callback API, which is needed for sftp "host key
> > invalid" messaging.
> Speaking of authentication and prompting...
> Right now we have the push/pop mechanism for auth callbacks in
> libgnomeui, but this sounds hackish to me.  Would it make sense to have
> some sort of context-based API so that call that could lead to user
> prompts would take in a context structure?  The context would carry
> information about the toplevel window with it, for example, so that the
> callbacks could then do gtk_window_set_transient_for().

That could be useful. But even if we had that in gnome-vfs Nautilus
wouldn't be able to use it, since all i/o is going through a common i/o
abstraction (NautilusFile) that could be used for several toplevels at
the same time.

It'll probably be hard to get it into the API in a nice way without
breaking it though.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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