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

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 18:00:29 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Jan de Groot<jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> 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.

gosh, I really missed some developments there. Now that gamin does
support remote filesystems I'm fine with replacing fam by gamin.


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