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Subject: Re: [RaaA] Weekly status report

Re: [RaaA] Weekly status report

From: Maurus Cuelenaere <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 01:00:09 +0200

Op 25-05-10 23:12, Peter D'Hoye schreef:
>> 1) I don't really see why you would want to limit the file browser to
>> just a few dirs, rockbox has traditionally been about user freedom so
>> i would suggest letting them browse the entire fs.
> On an mp3 player, your music probably sits in a /music/ location, but
> on a PC or advanced mobile, it probably is a few levels deep before
> your data begins. So having a way to set a 'virtual' root or folder
> sounds good to me...
> For example, on my n900 it's /home/user/MyDocs/Data/Music (OK, the
> /Data/ is an extra that could be dropped, but you get the point). And
> nobody is interested in playing files located in /bin /boot /dev /etc ...

How about multiple "virtual" drives?
Say, one which maps to $HOME (or some other, configurable, path) and one
which maps to / for advanced users.

This could be done by placing symlinks in `pwd` to $HOME and / without
altering the current RB filesystem filtering behaviour (if on a
UNIX-derivative/POSIX-compliant/..., WinNT-based with NTFS should
support hardlinks).

This is how I currently access my root filesystem on the simulator.

Maurus Cuelenaere
Received on 2010-05-26

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