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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Dec 3 23:59:54 UTC 2008

clone 507630 -1
reassign -1 gnome-volume-manager
retitle -1 disable automounting and handling of photo cameras, done by nautilus
block 507630 by -1

Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 04 décembre 2008 à 00:28 +0100, Michael Biebl a écrit :
>> With --disable-automount, we are almost there already.
>> I guess what we should remove additionally is AUTOPHOTO (handled by nautilus)
>> and AUTOPRINTER. I'm wondering, if keyboard, mouse and tablet handling could
>> still be useful? I didn't quite understand, what you meant with
>>>       * initiate actions when an input device is plugged (already
>>>         handled by Xorg)
>> Autoconfiguration of those devices should be handled by Xorg nowadays (as soon
>> as we start enabling the hal support in Xorg), but couldn't it be useful to
>> start programs, if e.g. a tablet was connected? (not that I use that
>> functionality myself, I'm just asking).
> Indeed. I don’t know if we have such programs now, but it might be
> useful to launch them if there are some.
> In which case, the same goes with AUTOPRINTER. The printer will be
> automatically configured or set as online by hal-cups-utils, but you
> might want to pop up some application.

Agreed, it probably also makes sense to remove the default value of AUTOPRINTER
(which is gnome-cups-add hal://) and simply leave it blank.

> So that only leaves AUTOPHOTO to remove, and probably AUTOVIDEOCAM in
> the future when support for it is added in nautilus.


About changing the title of gnome-volume-properties: As this will break all
translations, I'll leave that as is for the time being.


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