A common VFS and a Common conf-system (Was: namespacing)

Jamie McCracken jamiemcc at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Mar 2 03:12:57 EET 2005

> POSIX itself is incredibly weak, so making your API *able* to support it is
> no big deal.  Being efficient does not need to be a goal of your project,
> because someone else can just speed it up later if needed.  But making
> things *easy* should certainly be a goal of yours, and given that POSIX does
> a bunch of stuff that everyone wants to do, most of those things should be
> easy.
> Your API can trivially be POSIX-capable without much extra work.  I think
> you should think of that as a design goal as early as possible, or you end
> up with more GnomeVFS or kioslave limitations.

The best way to avoid those limitations is to have querable capabilities 
on the backends as specified in the gnome wiki - 

> Have fun,
> Avery
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