[fuse-devel] fuse desktop integration / management library
miklos at szeredi.hu
Fri Apr 20 12:18:12 PDT 2007
> are there any plans (or ongoing efforts) for writing a fuse management
> library for desktop integration / gui based mounting/umounting?
No, I don't have knowledge of such plans.
> what IMHO the library should do:
> * maintain a list of "known" network shares/fuse mountpoints (like
> fstab, but as key/value config-files in the users home directory)
Sounds sane. Though I don't see anything wrong with using the fstab
format for this
> * create, mount, unmount, remove fuse mountpoints
mkdir, exec filesystem, exec fusermount -u, rmdir
I don't see what extra a library could do
> * provide a list of currently mounted fuse mounts (like mtab)...
What's wrong with mtab or /proc/mounts?
> * password callbacks (needs support in libfuse or a second library
> linked into fuse modules, because the current way of specifying
> passwords as command line args is unsecure)
A nice model for this is ssh-askpass, no need to support anything in
libfuse for this to work.
> * a progress/logging interface for fuse-modules to send messages to an
Yeah, libfuse needs a logging interface. fuse-2.8 maybe...
> * emit mount/umount events to all clients of the management system
inotify supports this, doesn't it?
> * translate from uri's to mountpoints back and forth (by using the list
> of "known" fuse-mounts)
> ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org/dir/file ->
> ~/netvols/ftp_user_at_server/dir/file (i believe the dir-name of the
> mountpoint should be defined by the user, but we could offer him/her a
> "proposed name")
Makes some sense, but this is definitely not libfuse stuff.
> * get meta-information about fuse-mounts
> * provide a "browsing" interface (smb network/servers)
Why is this special? Reading the directory should just list the
servers, services, etc. fusesmb for example does this without
> the fuse management system should consist of three parts:
> * a glib main-loop based client library (async mount/umount operations,
> * a dbus service (session bus)
> * an (optionally linked) library used in fuse modules for authentication
> callbacks and progress/logging events
> a reference implementation of a GUI-based management client would also
> be cool... (GTK+ ?)
> i am working on a desktop independent vfs library
I don't quite understand what this is. Is it a replacement for the
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