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

gtg990h at mail.gatech.edu gtg990h at mail.gatech.edu
Tue Mar 8 20:55:56 EET 2005

Quoting Nicolai Haehnle <prefect_ at gmx.net>:

> On Tuesday 08 March 2005 18:01, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 11:37 -0500, gtg990h at mail.gatech.edu wrote:


> - Like it or not, desktop applications developers *will* come up with nasty
> hacks to bridge with legacy applications. By supplying these two functions,
> we can have a single hack in one place instead of many hacks in many
> places. This leads to overall cleaner code and fewer bugs.

I don't think that there necessarily needs to be a hack here. It's a simple fact
that lot's of OS's have the ability to natively access the filesystems being
considered. BSD or Solaris might not (yet!), but Linux, Windows, and Darwin can.
The latter are the top three desktop platforms, which means that the vast
majority of users will have access to such features. It would behoove D-VFS to
integrate with such functionality by design.

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