D-BUS, anyone?

Ivan Voras ivoras at fer.hr
Mon Dec 5 09:53:08 PST 2005

Rahul Siddharthan wrote:

on my wife's laptop, and if you insert a CD or a memory stick or
a digital camera or whatever, it "just works" -- an icon pops up on 
the desktop and you can look at the contents, drag and drop etc
(with either gnome or KDE).  This sort of thing is really needed for
non-techie users, but even I find it pretty convenient.
Something like that has been done, for example on FreeSBIE livecd of 
FreeBSD (using devd(8) IIRC). But there's a major problem when devices 
get disconnected (i.e.: the device gets pulled from under the mounted 
filesystem). AFAIK, this problem was considered too complex to deal at 
this time because it involved re-architecting portions of VFS. It would 
be interesting to see if DFly can do it...

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