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From Mark Fortner <phidia...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VFS] Support for File System Roots?
Date Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:06:46 GMT
Gary,
I'm not aware of the tilde being used for any other purpose in any other
file system. If a user had specified a directory like "~/mu~noz" as a home
directory it should resolve to the appropriate directory i.e. "<User
Home>/mu~noz".

As for it being optional on a per file system basis, I suppose that's
possible. Is there a way of storing/registering file system configurations
(ala Spring Context)?

I hadn't really thought about it's use for other file systems.  Merely for
use with the local file system.  How would you use this in a distributed
file system?  What would happen if the remote file system did not have a
home directory (or equivalent) for the current user?

Mark

Cheers,

Mark



On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 10:24 PM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>wrote:

> Ok, that sounds interesting. Can you give us some examples? I sounds like
> it makes sense for file:// only. Did you have it in mind for other file
> systems?
>
> Should the treatment of '~' be optional? Is there a chance of it being
> confused with any kind of legal file reference on any OS?
>
> Gary
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Mark Fortner <phidias51@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Gary,
> > The File#getRoots() method that you mentioned gets the file system roots
> > and not user-specific directories like Documents, Downloads, Photos,
> Music,
> > etc.
> >
> > I ended up creating a solution with maps of directories for each
> operating
> > system (or relevant OS version in the case of Windows).  I also
> implemented
> > a solution for resolving "~" as the home directory in URLs.  I can check
> > these into my project and send you the URLs for the files if you're
> > interested.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Roger L. Whitcomb <
> > Roger.Whitcomb@actian.com
> > > wrote:
> >
> > > I'm actually working on a similar project to make a new version of the
> > > Apache Pivot File Browser to use VFS.  So, I'd also be interested to
> see
> > > what suggestions the developers here have.
> > >
> > > ~Roger Whitcomb
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Mark Fortner [mailto:phidias51@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 11:54 AM
> > > To: Commons Developers List
> > > Subject: Re: [VFS] Support for File System Roots?
> > >
> > > Hi Gary,
> > > This would be per operating system.  So, if I call
> > > *RootFactory.getRoot(RootNames.HOME)
> > > *from a Linux box, that would resolve to */home/<username>*, on a
> > > Windows box that might be */Users/<username>*.  It would be driven by
> > > the *
> > > System.getProperty("user.home")* variable.  The other roots, are OS
> > > dependent and are subdirectories of the home directory.  You might also
> > > have another method like *getRoot(RootNames.HOME, OS.LINUX)* that would
> > > let you get the value for Linux, even if you aren't on a Linux box.
> > >
> > > The URIs might look like "/Documents" which would resolve to
> > > "file:///home/<username>/Documents".
> > >
> > > This came up because I'm reworking a Swing file manager using JavaFX
> and
> > > I wanted to clean up the API some and minimize any VFS specific
> > > workarounds I was doing.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Gary Gregory
> > > <garydgregory@gmail.com>wrote:
> > >
> > > > Would this only be for Windows? What do URIs look like?
> > > >
> > > > Gary
> > > >
> > > > On Dec 28, 2012, at 14:18, Mark Fortner <phidias51@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I was wondering if there were any plans (or currently any way) to
> > > > > support File System Roots.  In addition to the standard sorts of
> > > > > roots, there are roots like your home directory, the Documents,
> > > > > Photos, Music, Downloads, etc.
> > > > >
> > > > > At a minimum it would be useful to have an Enum of the different
> > > > directory
> > > > > names, with some way of resolving them.  Something like:
> > > > >
> > > > > FileObject root = RootFactory.getRoot(RootNames.HOME);
> > > > >
> > > > > and
> > > > >
> > > > > Map<String, FileObject> rootMap = RootFactory.getRoots();
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers,
> > > > >
> > > > > Mark
> > > >
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