Bug#379073: nautilus-cd-burner: have an erase CD-RW/DVD-RW option

Anand Kumria wildfire at progsoc.org
Fri Jul 21 10:47:05 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 10:13:32AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le vendredi 21 juillet 2006 à 10:00 +1000, Anand Kumria a écrit :
> > Package: nautilus-cd-burner
> > Version: 2.14.2-1
> > Severity: wishlist
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > This bugreport comes from an observation of a beginning Linux user.
> > 
> > It'd be useful if nautilus-cd-burner provided an option to erase/blank
> > CD-RW and DVD-RW media. Currently you can not _just_ blank them, you
> > need to select another (in my case ISO image, but presumably you can
> > use the CD/DVD creator) disc to overwrite the existing one.
> > 
> > The option should, obviously, provide some kind of confirmation dialog
> > (defaulting to 'No'). This would assist beginning Linux users who may
> > not find 'cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom blank=fast' as inituitative as I
> > would.
> I'm not a n-c-b developer, but I think this is intentional. As blanking
> a disc is only useful when overwriting it, this would only clutter the
> UI for a functionality only needed by people who also know how to type
> 'cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom blank=fast'.

Use(r) case:
	- you have a CDR-W and your colleague has asked if they can make
	  use of it
	- you don't want them to be able to (easily) see what was on the
	  CD before
	- you'd like to hand them a blank CD they can overwrite

How does a beginning user accomplish this? Currently it is not possible.


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