HAL based device manager for Xfce
danjele at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 15:18:56 CEST 2006
about actions .. it can be whatever .. but i really think that when an
user plug an external hd with 6 partition it should just show one
dialog and list the available partitions.
On 8/30/06, Johannes Zellner <webmaster at nebulon.de> wrote:
> I spent some time, to get a few ideas about the whole stuff :-)
> I my opinion, there are basically two types of devices to handle:
> - mountable devices (data-cd/dvd, usb-mass-storages, ...)
> They could carry all types of data (images, audio, video, text, ...), so
> we should take a look at the content. (only if the user has enabled
> automounting for this dev, if not handle this like "other devices")
> For example there's a dvd with audio-files. Then we should provide
> things like creating a playlist and open xfmedia.
> (get these actions from the shared-mime-db)
> - other devices (gamepads, empty-cdrom, camera, ...)
> Ok, no chance to mount a gamepad, so lets handle it with a stupid user
> defined and device-specific list of commands. (no list if only one
> Example: plug a gamepad => in this case show a list of games probably.
> I know, this could get really complicated to manage with a intuitive UI,
> but the result would be way better than only handle it like "other
> devices". (most of the time a mountable device will be handled IMHO)
> How do others think about this ?
> > Hi @all,
> > yesterday we Johannes and me had a discussion about hal support in Xfce.
> > We thought it would be that we could provide something like ivman but
> > with a easier way to configure like gnome etc. does it.
> > We think ivman is too complex for normal users, that do not have
> > knowledge in Hal. For example what action should happen when a emtpy cd
> > will be insert and so on.
> > We could provide a GUI in which you specify such common actions, like
> > music cd is insert or empty dvd is insert. The user can select to each
> > event an action, like start xfmedia or xfburn.
> > In addition we should also provide an "advance" version, in which it is
> > also possible to specify more complex things like ivman it is doing.
> > So far we do not had a deeper look into the technical aspects.
> > Give us some comments and ideas.
> > Regards
> > Johannes / Thomas
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