[Mono-dev] Fwd: Windows Shell

Leszek Ciesielski skolima at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 16:55:11 EST 2006

On 11/30/06, Charlie Poole <charlie at nunit.com> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> From your comments below, it sounds as if you envision the non-Windows
> implementations as only
> applying to the file system. That's what I was thinking too, so I was
> questioning /why/ one would want
> a non-windows implementation, not whether it was possible.
> Bear with me, as I'm more of a Windows guy, but are there any non-filesystem
> items or folders
> to access in Linux desktops? Would Linux programmers want to access them
> this way?
> This is not to rain on your parade... the library sounds quite useful. But
> it seems to me that knowing
> whether this has value on other platforms might be pertinent to how you
> approach it.

There _are_ special folders in linux desktop managers. Problem is that
they are manager-specific. You'd need a separete implementation for
kde, gnome, and probably other desktop managers. On the other hand,
you could rely on Portland (http://portland.freedesktop.org/wiki/) to
handle the differences for you.

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