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Re: Configuration (File) System

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 07:40:06PM +0200, Murat Demirten wrote:

> If file foo belongs to package bar, filesystem must be aware of this.
> There may be lots of advantages, just an example: You are a desktop user,
> and Openoffice is not installed on your system. You've got an email, which
> contains an excel document, and you have to see it as soon as possible.
> What must we do?  Downloading whole Openoffice package about 50+ MB? But
> your friend near by you, has openoffice installed. You just want to an
> excel viewer. So, why we can't use excel viewer of your friend? It can be
> done automatically (with proper authentication setup) and your Gnu/Linux
> system browse the whole local network, finds installed excel viewer
> applications and downloads them, install them and you can look at the
> excel document. Or, if finds any excel viewer, it does not necessary to
> install, it opens the document on your friend's computer and it takes only
> X output. 

None of what you describe here requires extensions to the filesystem, nor do
I see any significant advantages to implementing them that way.  What do you
have in mind?

 - mdz

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