Bug#348227: Please package python2.4-gamin

Loïc Minier lool+alioth at via.ecp.fr
Tue Jul 18 18:43:28 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jul 18, 2006, Timo Savola wrote:
> Is FAM (or some new thing) preferred over gamin?  What do GNOME apps use
> to get notifications about filesystem changes?  I'd like to migrate my
> application to a better technology if there is one.

 Either FAM or inotify support via GnomeVFS or directly inotify.

 I think glib gained a minimalistic file or directory watch function
 (a simple periodic stat() IIRC).

 FAM has design limitations which might be perceived as bugs, but is
 relatively clean.

 inotify is the most effective, but limits portability.

Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>

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