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Subject: Re: GSoC 2011 unionfs Project Idea

Re: GSoC 2011 unionfs Project Idea

From: Marcelo Galvo Pvoa <>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:09:01 -0300

On 16 March 2011 17:32, Mike Giacomelli <> wrote:
>> This
>> project would involve improving tagnavi capabilities to allow such
>> hierarchical view of the folders. Since it would be read-only, there
>> would be no mess with file and folders locations, also I guess
>> duplicated files wouldn't cause problems.
> FWIW theres various implementations of this that do allow writing. XBMC for
> instance can merge an unlimited number of hard drives and and network shares
> together, any of which can be removed or added at any time, and it seems to
> manage without much difficulty. So I think being read only isn't required.

Actually I have proposed two different projects. The first one would
be implementing a "unionfs-like" system for the file browser that
would integrate two drives seamlessly with writing capabilities.
However, this may have some design decisions to take (mentioned in
this thread) and maybe it would not totally worth the effort.
So, an alternative for those who doesn't bother too much with writing
seamlessly is to implement a "merged folder view" inside the database.
Since it is a simpler task, my approach to this second project would
be incrementing tagnavi with more features, since I'd probably have to
work on it anyway.

Received on 2011-03-16

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