libxdg-vfs - screenshots

nf2 nf2 at
Mon Jun 26 22:57:12 EEST 2006

Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Mon Jun 26 14:11:57 2006, nf2 wrote:
>> The idea behind this experiment is to align the behavior of KIO and
>> Gnome-VFS in a common frontend API which could be used from
>> cross-desktop applications and even file-dialogs (like GTKFileChooser).
> An off-hand comment about this - I've not looked at your demo yet.
> Wouldn't it be better for the file-dialogs to be part of the VFS 
> provider? It would have the effect of making a GNOME app run under KDE 
> have KDE-style Save As dialogs, for example.
Actually libxdg-vfs already provides such file-dialogs from the "host" 
desktop with the functions


The problem is, that this will only work for standard file-open/save 
dialogs, but a lot of applications want to customize file-dialogs with 
their own widgets (previews, filter options, checkboxes etc...). In this 
case the coupling between the toolkit of the application and 
file-choosers seems too tight for defining a standard interface.

Perhaps a clean separation between presentation layer (toolkits, 
widgets, dialogs) and infrastructure layer (VFS API) would work better here.


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