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Subject: Re: [RaaA] Weekly status report

Re: [RaaA] Weekly status report

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 15:58:49 +0200

Am 26.05.2010 01:00, schrieb Maurus Cuelenaere:
> 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).

I think symlinks will always work no matter of what we do. The question
is what to show by default.
Have you tried hardlinks or windows links? I haven't to be honest so I
don't know if they work.

We could also do without links by "mounting" directly, e.g. basically a
<microSD1> "drive" for $HOME (with another name of course).

Best regards.
Received on 2010-05-26

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