[Thunar-dev] How to use the eject function
corsac at corsac.net
Wed Jan 9 21:27:09 CET 2008
On mer, 2008-01-09 at 11:22 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > By the way (and this is a new thread I guess), for some devices it's ok to
> > have eject and umount. The only one I'm thinking of is RW CD/DVD where if the
> > cd is mounted you can't blank it. Now you want to unmount it but you can only
> > eject it, so you do that and reinsert it. Now you have activated automounting,
> > and hop, restart the loop.
> No no no no no. The program (GUI program, presumably) that handles the
> CD blanking should know how to unmount the CD if necessary. This is a
> useless implementation detail, and there's zero reason to expose this in
> the user interface. If the user is going to use a CLI program to do the
> blanking, they're certainly capable of unmounting the CD manually (or,
> hell, the CLI program should do it for you). IMO 'Unmount' should
> *never* be in a user interface that most users see.
>  Obviously an advanced GUI disk partitioning/formating/etc. utility
> type application might have an unmount action, but that's different.
Hmh, yeah, good point. I don't know if there are cases where the GUI
should present both options. I was using wodim when this issue
I don't have too strong feeling in either solution. Sorry for the mess.
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