A common VFS and a Common conf-system [Part II]

Sean Middleditch elanthis at awesomeplay.com
Wed Mar 2 02:15:59 EET 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 19:58 +0100, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
>On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 10:48 -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
>> As promised, here's some more notes/ideas.  Still dead tired due to only
>> four hours of sleep, but maybe I won't babble too uselessly.
>How are you going to implement streams and streamable objects?
>A VFS that can callback when the next portion of the data from a stream
>became available locally? 

That's actually exactly what the proposed API fragments do, for reading.

>I can see use in this for example for multimedia filetypes. Perhaps
>could a library like GStreamer eventually integrate with something like

That would be ideal, yes.

>Or Nautilus (or any filemanager) showing a running movie (not just the
>first frame) in the preview-icon of a mpg-file without the need for
>Nautilus to read the entire contents of the file first (causing huge
>memory usage).
Sean Middleditch <elanthis at awesomeplay.com>

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