Bug#507630: Acknowledgement (nautilus: Is gnome-volume-manager obsolete with nautils 2.24.x?)

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Wed Dec 3 22:00:50 UTC 2008

Le mercredi 03 décembre 2008 à 20:55 +0100, Michael Biebl a écrit :
> > FYI, Fedora has decided to ditch g-v-m,
> > https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-November/msg01806.html

> In that case, I think gnome-desktop-environment should stop depending on g-v-m
> and nautilus should probably add a Conflicts: gnome-volume-manager.
> Otherwise we have two applications fighting over who does the media handling.

I don’t think we should completely remove g-v-m. The following features
are not in nautilus proper:
      * video cameras
      * start cheese when a webcam is plugged
      * initiate PDA sync
      * launch xsane when a scanner is plugged

I think that instead, we should remove support in g-v-m for what is
already in nautilus and keep what is not. The following should also be
      * initiate an action when a printer is plugged (already handled by
      * initiate actions when an input device is plugged (already
        handled by Xorg)

That probably means a revamp of the preferences box, since only the
following remain:
      * 2/3 of the 3rd tab
      * the 4th tab
      * half of the 5th tab
all of which are purely optional.
The title should probably be changed from “Removable Drives and Media”
to “Removable Peripherals” as well.

After which, I’d add a Breaks: g-v-m (<< 2.24) in nautilus, and in all
cases I’m going to remove the dependency in gnome-desktop-environment.

Is that OK with you?

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