Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:05 UTC, submitted by Fluffy
Gnome Christian Neumair a core contributor to the Nautilus and gnome-vfs project for GNOME detected some critical design flaws inside gnome-vfs and brought up some concerns wether these problems can be fixed at all. He also mentioned that these critical design issues might lead into loss of important data and other nasty things.
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RE[2]: Unorthogonal
by gamehack on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Unorthogonal"
gamehack
Member since:
2005-06-29

http://blog.allanhalme.net/?p=59 It's explained here.

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RE[3]: Unorthogonal
by robbbie on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Unorthogonal"
robbbie Member since:
2005-11-23

No one wants to read your damn blog. Either explain it or don't. Stop trolling for page hits.

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RE[4]: Unorthogonal
by gamehack on Wed 11th Jan 2006 20:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Unorthogonal"
gamehack Member since:
2005-06-29

If you had something in your head(except air, just my conjecture) you'd probably see that neither the blog is mine nor do I have anything to do with it. When people try to be helpful and do a google search so other people don't have to ask, you get a slap on the face.

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RE[3]: Unorthogonal
by Mystilleef on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Unorthogonal"
Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

The blog was even more confusing. I understand what orthognality is all about. I just don't understand why the author states gnome-vfs is unorthogonal to the rest of the system. By "system," does he mean GNOME. And if so, how is it unorthogonal? Examples would be useful.

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RE[3]: Unorthogonal
by Get a Life on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Unorthogonal"
Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

That's more philisophical wanking than you can shake a stick at.

Presumably the original commentor is referring to the overlapping functionality of GNOME-VFS and the system VFS. You can copy and read files within GNOME programs on "filesystems" that you can't manipulate from the shell, or from non-GNOME programs in general.

Once you realize that KDE and GNOME operate on multiple operating systems with incompatible filesysem architectures, you get over that rather quickly.

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RE[4]: Unorthogonal
by renox on Wed 11th Jan 2006 20:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Unorthogonal"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

I disagree: now that Linux has FUSE I think it would make sense to have a special case for VFS which would use FUSE when available (and still do it autonomously on other OS or on older Linux).

The advantage would be that these VFS would now be accessible through the shell or to non-desktop specific application.
Of course ideally competing VFS such as Gnome's or KDE's would collaborate otherwise it would awkward..

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