On the handling of Floppy disks...

Michael R Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Mon Feb 7 09:57:48 CST 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 02:41 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Michael R Head">
> > One possible way to fix this might be to implement an mtools-based floppy
> > drive gnome-vfs location, and use this on systems with PC-style floppy
> > drives. Of course, ext2 formatted floppies will not work with mtools, but
> > perhaps there would be a way to add support for that, too.
> As it happens, one exists already (for thin client remote floppy support
> originally, but this use case was understood when it was written), which you
> can find on the gnome-vfs mailing list archives. The major drawback is that
> only gnome-vfs enabled apps could use it, but that's not a big problem for
> us in Ubuntu. :-) 

Openoffice.org in warty doesn't use the gnome fileselector, though,

> I was quite seriously considering it for hoary, but didn't
> have enough time - would you like to check it out and let us know how it
> goes?

I did see that
[ http://mail.gnome.org/archives/nautilus-list/2004-July/msg00238.html ], but I wasn't sure about this 'floppyd' business, and it didn't seem totally right, though I didn't actually download it or try it ;-)

I'll add it to my todo list to check it out...


> - Jeff
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