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    Greetings, Capricorny.

    AFAICT, PCMan needs fuse to do something with policykit in creating LXDE,
    so gvfs comes in with PCManFM. You can unmount and delete .gvfs, but it
    will re-appear after a while. It is annoying, but appeals to both PCMan and
    Klaus K will have been of no avail up to now.

    Also, FYI, Ubuntu has re-located this annoyance. See:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/21141...n-ubuntu-12-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    Greetings, Capricorny.

    AFAICT, PCMan needs fuse to do something with policykit in creating LXDE,
    so gvfs comes in with PCManFM. You can unmount and delete .gvfs, but it
    will re-appear after a while. It is annoying, but appeals to both PCMan and
    Klaus K will have been of no avail up to now.

    Also, FYI, Ubuntu has re-located this annoyance. See:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/21141...n-ubuntu-12-10

    Of course, PCMan doesn't want to break Gnome, which, AFAIK is used several places in LXDE. And Klaus K wants to stay as compatible with the major desktops/APIs as possible. So they should not be expected to be positive. The trouble is with the GIO implementation, I think - KDE's version, KIO, does much of the same, but AFAIK without creating such problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capricorny View Post
    The trouble is with the GIO implementation, I think - KDE's version, KIO, does much of the same, but AFAIK without creating such problems.
    I think you have got it right, but I can only guess that a kde approach
    must have some downside like requiring more infrastructure to be brought in
    to enable fuse that outweighs the known gnome .gvfs annoyance.
    See: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=92957

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    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    I think you have got it right, but I can only guess that a kde approach
    must have some downside like requiring more infrastructure to be brought in to enable fuse that outweighs the known gnome .gvfs annoyance.
    ......
    Maybe, but I'd guess it is more of a cultural thing. Real programmers don't use C++, you know.
    FUSE = FileSystem in User Space is actually entirely independent of GNOME, gvfs is just kind of implementation that some think should long have been forked..

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