Showing a file in the file manager

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Thu Sep 22 06:29:37 PDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 15:09 +0200, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Thursday, 2011-09-22, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> > IMHO that's a bad idea. Bypassing DE-specific checks and forwarding
> > straight to the FileManager1 service means that, on a multi-user system
> > with multiple file managers installed, people may easily end up
> > launching file managers other than the one they expect to see.
> > 
> > The same problem occurs if applications start using the FileManager1
> > service for opening folders directly (and other features that we might
> > add to the interface in the future). Let's say a GNOME application does
> > that and both, Nautilus and Thunar are installed. Which one is going to
> > pop up? Is there any solution to this?
> As long as none of the file managers installs a D-Bus service file for the 
> given interface there shouldn't be any problem.
> The call will either go to an already running file manager, which we can then 
> savely assume to be the correct one, or fail.

Which is absolutely useless for GNOME 3.x as nautilus (our file manager)
doesn't run by default.

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