An idea for integrating Unix filesystem and GUI
brenden at rcsis.com
Sat Nov 29 20:27:41 EET 2003
James G wrote:
> I think that this is unfortunate, and that the Unix file system is
not far from being suitable as the foundation
> for a GUI. ... I think that the addition of three new directories
within the root directory would be a
> significant step towards making the Unix file system a suitable
scheme for building GUIs upon.
Well, I like your idea, I think it has merit. Certainly Apple seems to
have had good success with a similar technique with their file browser.
Having a standard that OS file browsers could standardize on might
assist Linux acceptance on the desktop.
Here's a few questions I have for the list:
1. Is anyone working on anything similar? It does no good I think to be
redundant or work at cross-purposes, perhaps there is an existing
project that already aims to provide this feature.
2. Assuming that the answer to 1 is "no", would anyone be interested in
seeing a standard for a "desktop file system hierarchy" developed?
Would anyone participate in such a project, at least for feedback and
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