RFC: Goodie addition: GVFS mount manager

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at uvena.de
Sat Dec 13 16:47:14 CET 2008

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 20:45:30 +0100, Mike Massonnet
<mmassonnet at gmail.com> wrote:

>Woa, and hi Enrico
>Le Fri, 12 Dec 2008 19:54:50 +0100,
>Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de> a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> I've written a little tool which let you view, mount and unmount
>> (i.e. connect/disconnect) GVFS mounts.
>> It's not ready at all but already usable and I think it would be cool
>> if the Xfce Goodies would have such an application [1].
>> What do you think?
>I had the feeling that someone could be writing such a goodie.  I
>started myself such a goodie on monday, and believe me it's way less

Haha, now we know for what you wanted to store bookmarks in xfconf. I
actually had thought about this too when starting to write sion. But I
dropped the idea because it would add a hard-dep on xfconf which would
exclude most non-Xfce users and (almost) all non-Xfce 4.6 users.
Then I thought about using the XBEL format but adding libxml as
hard-dep just to read bookmarks wasn't that nice too.
So, currently the bookmarks are stored in simple key-value files. 

>My very first need was to mount a remote file system in a GUI fashion
>with the ability to bookmark.
>I believe the mount/unmount operations should be done via a daemon
>which displays errors and asks for corrections.  It would also mount

I don't agree at this point, this would be way to complicated, IMO.
When Sion tries to mount a remote FS and additional information like
username, password or a domain name are necessary, the GVFS system
sends a signal and Sion shows a dialog to the user to enter the
additional required information. Similar for errors.

>all the bookmarked file systems on start (those marked as

This could be useful. It'd be easy to add a flag "mount-at-login" to
the bookmarks and let them be mounted when logging in.


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