Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 5 07:56:57 UTC 2013

Michael Terry [2013-02-01 17:50 -0500]:
> Is there much reason to install gvfs-fuse by default?

I think it would be fine to not install it by default on the
tablet/ARM images. But I think it's quite important to keep for PC
installs, as otherwise you stop all non-GNOMEish applications from
accessing any remote or virtual (ArchiveMounter, etc.) file system.

> Do we feel like there are many apps likely to do this that don't declare
> a recommends on gvfs-fuse?

This is not really something you can express as a package dependency
IMHO. We wouldn't want to add gvfs-fuse depends to all packages which
are not using GIO

> Are there any apps likely to do that in the default install?
> Firefox, Thunderbird, and LibreOffice all appear to talk native GIO
> these days.

I agree for the default install, but there are still plenty of popular
applications such as Audacity or MythTV which are likely to access
remote shares.

> If we do need it for default apps, I imagine it could be made to launch
> on demand.

That would be cool indeed, something in the spirit of autofs? Can the
kernel watch a directory and trigger something if it's being opened?



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