Re: Extended attributes, Linux and GNOME

On ACL-s, yes, having ACL support in GNOME would be awesome. Using the
attributes extension is more questionable - portability is still very low,
there is no network file system (nfs or otherwise) support, and very many
people would still have kernels that don't have the support. Having attrs
be compulsory would probably hurt gnome use / upgrades a lot.

For those cases where EA doesn't work, GNOME must fall back to the standard .nautilus-metafile. Wherever they work, they should be used as the primary metadata store.


	Humans love to categorize and organize things. We break up time into
	hours, days and years. Everything has to have a name, a history, an
	understanding of it's origins and must be indexed somewhere on Google.

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