Windows like shared folder?

Andreas Wenning subscriptions at
Tue Sep 8 12:47:39 BST 2009

On Tuesday 08 September 2009 12:18:08 Harald Sitter wrote:
> > Just out of curiousity, what is the "public" folder currently in the home
> > dir by default for?
> No idea, I doubt it has a use case in either Ubuntu nor Kubuntu
> > Could this not be set up for this purpose?
> Possibly, but the thing is really that we would need a common storage
> location so that Public would only be a link to that common location
> (or mounted via fuse magic?).
> Not too easy in either case. Though I suppose if someone wants to
> implement this, it would be hooked up with xdg-user-dirs (that is
> where the Public dir comes from).
> Btw, I think this implementation (if someone chooses to do it) needs a
> blueprint, it's not like a 5 line fix or something.

I've given it some thought lately and have some ideas about how this might be 
implemented using FUSE (bindfs in universe). So I'm up for doing a blueprint 
about it so we can hopefully have it in 10.04.

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