Re: Call for devs: gnome-format

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 20:07 -0500, Paul Betts wrote:
> Hi, I'm working on a program written in Python + PyGTK that will
> hopefully be included in GNOME once it's finished, but I'm not too handy
> with Python and I'd like to work with some people who are better at it.
> Thoughts, comments, complaints, etc are also welcome!
> Basically, the program addresses a small but pretty fundamental 'piece'
> missing in desktop Linux; my friend asked me the other day, "How do I
> format my USB disk in GNOME?", and I was like "....!" 
> Basically, there is no user-friendly way to do this, the closest that
> exists is GParted, and there isn't any access to it from Nautilus; this
> is a pretty glaring omission that needs to be fixed post-haste.
> I've been working on a program that uses HAL to get the list of storage
> volumes and show a simple dialog. An important feature in this tool is
> that it displays user-friendly filesystem selection ie:
> (Drop-down)
> * Compatible with Linux
> * Compatible with Linux/Windows/Mac OS X 
> * -----
> * Specific Filesystem:
> * * ext3
> * * reiserfs, etc...
> The code I've got so far can be checked out using Subversion, it
> compiles currently but isn't finished yet and isn't my "best work", as
> it were:

You could use gfloppy as a base, generalizing it from floppies to
HAL-enumerated devices &c.

-- m

Mariano Su�z-Alvarez

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