Re: new section in Debian menu system for file managers
- To: Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
- Cc: Eduard Bloch <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: new section in Debian menu system for file managers
- From: Josip Rodin <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 20:14:30 +0100
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- In-reply-to: <20001103200832.B691@ulysses.dhis.net>; from Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de on Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 08:08:32PM +0100
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On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 08:08:32PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > > > Ok, lets take "Disk", so we need only four bytes ;)
> > > > Nobody against subsection? Then I will suggest to take it into the
> > > > Preferred menu structure (Cc' to Joost Witteveen).
> > > >
> > > > Apps/Disk: - tools to browse the file system (e.g. filemanagers)
> > >
> > > That's silly. A disk is not a filesystem, and not all filesystems are stored
> > > on disks (or even stored at all). For example, on what disk is your
> > > /proc/cpu on?
> > Oh come on, /proc is a pseudo-filesystem.
> On the Hurd, there is no difference between pseudo and real. All filesystems
> are implemented in user space by different servers. The backing storage is
> of secondary interest if at all.
> But there are other reasons to reject the name. If I'd ask you what programs
> you'd expect in a menu called "Apps/Disk", would you think of filesystem
> browsers first? I'd not. I'd expect partitioning programs, hdparm, free disk
> space meters, list of mounted partitions viewers etc...
I didn't say we shouldn't put those in there, too. In fact, it would be good
to have them in there, it would lower the amount of stuff in other less
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