Plans for hal 0.5.x

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Mon Dec 13 08:05:36 PST 2004

On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 23:05 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
>  2) Finish the gnome-vfs patch (see utopia-list at to a) make
>     the one-to-many patch work and b) show icons for all drives even
>     though they don't have media in them. Also make it not rely on the
>     fstab-sync program.

I don't want this unless the Nautilus UI changes to support the one-to-
many model.  Having two or more volumes appear when a user clicks on one
drive is disorienting.  Also, having more than one volume disappear when
one volume is unmounted also sucks.  Ideally Nautilus should show
relationships between the drives and volumes.

>  4) Make gnome-vfs capable of using libgphoto with URI's
>     gphoto2:///001/043 (for USB device 43 on USB bus 1). Make hal make
>     that URI available in computer:/// when we see a libghoto2 supported
>     camera.

I already have code called dphoto from desrt on #gnome-hackers that uses
a dbus service to marshal access to a device.  It also has a gnome-vfs
component.  All that is needed is to make the vfs component use the usb
device and bus identifiers and to make it more robust.

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John (J5) Palmieri
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Red Hat, Inc.

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