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Re: [kde-linux] stop empty floppy drive announcement

On Wednesday, 2013-11-13, 12:36:30, Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2013-11-13 12:08 (GMT) Duncan composed:
> >> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318061
> > 
> > The root problem is one of legacy hardware (lack of) features.  Floppy
> > drives are old enough they predate the hardware removable-media-detect
> > 
> > Making problems worse, there's no media-change-detect notification
> How is it that ancient DOS manages? It/they originated "plug & play".

Probably by polling or maybe the hardware signal Gaffer mentioned.
I guess this is really a question to ask the udev/udisks developers.

> > In my opinion, probably the best way for software like kde's device
> > notification is to ignore floppies entirely.
> Probably. Do devs need to actually have floppy drives to be able to
> implement this eminently logical but currently missing option?

Most likely, otherwise they will not be able to test it.
But again something the respective developers would have to answer, i.e. 
udev/udisks people.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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