gnome-mount notifications & media-applet
Christian Martellini <christian.martellini <at> gmail.com>
2009-03-16 17:33:30 GMT
My name is Christian and I'm the main developer of media-applet a small
utility for gnome that handles removable devices and local disks.
In order to satisfy requests of people using media-applet, I'm working
introduce a better notification system that notifies people when a
device is unmounted.
I have already made this on the latest svn release of my project, but I
have an annoying
problem: gnome mount notifies users that they can remove the
device only when a device that require writing data to disk is
unmounted (after all data has been written on it), but this way I got 2
notifications telling the same thing to the users, the first from
gnome-mount and the second from media-applet.
See this Screenshot for a better understanding http://lh4.ggpht.com/__2Z1sAOuevg/Sb6FtSFcyqI/AAAAAAAAAwc/uD6UnYi0JWk/s720/Screenshot.png
Since I think that gnome-mount is the proper place for handling this
kind of notification don't you think that it could be useful for users
to introduce in gnome-mount a notification that always appears
when a device is unmounted and not only when you unmount a device that
need some data to be written on it?
Maybe this could be a user-activable feature through gconf.
If a device is unmounted with an application different from nautilus
(for example using media-applet :) ) there is no feedback telling you
that the device was unmounted and a notification could be very useful.
Thanks for your attention,