On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 09:43:00 +0200
Alexander Wagner <arwagner@...> wrote:
> > One thing I'd like is such an interface to burning or
> > making ISO images. Create a new blank iso image, open it
> > and it opens like a folder. Put the things you want in
> > there, when you close it, the files you put there are
> > written to the image file, ready to burn to CD. This
> > exists in the latest MacOSX.
> Oh, this is really old. ;) Years ago such an interface was
> written for the WPS together with cdrecord. See e.g.
> Actually this is what you would like to have I guess.
But I want it to be GTK2 and look like rox-filer.
> But well, actually I use something similar, not that fancy
> with ROX today. Some simple "Write Folder"-script which
> essentially creates an ISO of the current folder and burns
> it to the CDR afterwards.
Well, the mkisofs command does that from the beginning, give it a folder
as argument and it creates an iso image of it. The problem with this
approach is that you have to copy the stuff there unless you want an
exact copy of some folder. And then you have actually three copies of
the same data: the original, the intermediate folder, the iso image.
IMHO, the absolutely best approach would be a read/write iso9660
filesystem in userspace so that you could simply open an iso image as if
it were a folder and everything you did in it was actually done in the
image file on the fly. Then you have SendTo entries to burn the image.
> But, I could imagine to have a "Template". Actually this
> would be a new concept to ROX. If you look in the
> screenshots above, the "postit icons" represent such a
> template. The idea is to use them like postits: take one to
> get a new file of that type. (Actually it performs a
> copy-operation inside.) The main difference between a
> template an a copy is, that you could place a Template
> within any folder and drag a new file off it. I could
> imagine having files named .MyName.template which ROX filer
> displays as "MyName" with a "postit-like" icon. That way you
> could have your templates for LaTeX-Chapters e.g. in your
> the folder of the project you're working on. Once you need a
> new chapter-file just get it form the template.
Rox-filer already has Templates. But they are only accessed by the "New"
submenu. To be able to place them in any folder would be a cool feature,
it could be done by AppDirs:
Make an app, "Create Template" and put it in the SendTo menu. When given
a file it takes this file, a postit icon, and an AppRun script and
places it in an AppDir. When this AppDir is opened, a savebox appears
where you can drag out a new file of this type.
> Kind regards, / War is Peace.
> | Freedom is Slavery.
> Alexander Wagner | Ignorance is Strength.
> | Theory : G. Orwell, "1984"
> / In practice: USA, since 2001
I just read that ("1984") a couple of days ago. It's a really nice book.
/Jonatan -=( http://kymatica.com )=-