Re: Some general facts about panel and gnome

On 18 Jan 2000, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Michael ROGERS <> writes:
> > 
> > That would be a nice touch - it annoys me when programs have items on their
> > "recently modified" menu which don't exist any more. Does the
> > gnome-recently-used service in cvs check this? (Sorry to ask, but I don't 
> > have the bandwidth to download the cvs version myself.) I suppose there could
> > be a problem with checking files on automounted filesystems - you might 
> > have to wait for a CD or NFS volume to be mounted before the menu could be 
> > displayed. Is there any way for the program to check whether a file is on an
> > automounted filesystem before trying to find it? (Look in /etc/fstab or
> > something?) Then you could leave such files out of the list, or shade them or
> > something to indicate that they might not exist anymore. Sorry if this has 
> > all been thought of, solved, and coded.  :)
> > 
> It doesn't do this, it sounds like a pretty good idea.
> One problem with the whole recently-used-files thing is that 
> we don't assume the user uses GNOME from only one machine, so there
> are multiple file namespaces. I'm not sure what to do about that at
> all, I think we have to just ignore the problem for now. Or maybe
> stick the host name in the recently-used entry.

Just use URLs. This allows for integration with Nautilus or gnome-url as

-- Elliot
It is easier to turn excellent functionality into excellent appearance
than excellent appearance into excellent functionality.

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