[Thunar-dev] Recent document support

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Aug 1 02:14:21 CEST 2006

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>>>Here's an discussion on tagged filesystems in linux:
>>>Well, it isn't usable as long as it depends on Linux (or Windows or any
>>>other single-OS solution).
> Perhaps not, but you have to start somewhere.  Can you think of an
> implementation that works well and is scalable that can be implemented
> entirely in user-space and doesn't require some special support or
> feature from the OS?  If not, then maybe it needs to be abstracted into
> a user-space and kernel-space portion, and we'll just have to find ways
> to get support working for different OSes under that user-space
> abstraction.  Granted, see how well that's worked with HAL so far... :-p
>  (though in all fairness, I thought I heard that someone was working to
> port HAL to FreeBSD).

Yes, it's being ported. But I fail to see "how well that's worked". Just
look at the stupid sysfs dependency that's being hardcoded in so many
HAL-based applications...

> 	-brian


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