[arch-dev-public] Removing fam from [extra]

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Thu Jun 11 17:48:55 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 16:14 +0200, Ronald van Haren wrote:
> Every normal file manager should use inotify by itself and not depend
> on fam/gamin for that. What fam adds is the ability to monitor remote
> file systems IIRC, gamin does not add anything (of course it adds the
> basic functionality to file managers which don't have inotify
> support).
> so -1 from me

inotify doesn't work over NFS/SMB, so that's where gamin comes in place.
Note that GIO, the framework used by GNOME, doesn't support fam/gamin on
archlinux, because I didn't want to create a dependency loop in case of
gamin, and didn't want to pull fam into core either.

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