[Shotwell] Pictures as symbolic links
oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Fri Sep 2 03:49:07 PDT 2011
On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 03:41:28PM -0700, Jim Nelson wrote:
> When we first started Shotwell, we avoided symlinks because they open up a
> number of issues we preferred not have to face up front, such as broken
> links, directory loops, and who knows what else. Over time we added some
> support: the auto-import and directory monitoring features do support
> symlinks for directories (for some specific use cases we felt we needed to
> support), but not with files themselves.
If you just use files, without checking, if they are symbolic links,
then you have the problems that goes along with symbolic links, already.
Any file that you import might already be a symbolic link in the
directory you import.
How is/was that handled?
> We have a ticket to support symlinks completely:
> http://redmine.yorba.org/issues/2983 I don't know that we would want to
> install FileMonitors for each linked file,
Is Filemonitoring already used on regular files?
And: is it file-based?
If so, this would may answer some of the performance issues I had with num of files > 100k.
> however, since there is a hard
> limit each process can create. The general strategy we've used in directory
> monitoring is to install a single directory monitor and watch the files it
Is this automatically done, or triggered by the user?
Such things as automatisms can strongly reduce performance....
...at Desktop Environments as well as in photo-programs.
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