[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #5343: Compressed folders

#5343: Compressed folders
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 Reporter:  fano                  |       Owner:  axeld    
     Type:  enhancement           |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal                |   Milestone:  R1       
Component:  Applications/Tracker  |     Version:  R1/alpha1
 Keywords:                        |   Blockedby:           
 Platform:  All                   |    Blocking:           
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Comment(by fano):

 Well I've used the M$ term to simplify... indeed you're right their (not)
 implementation is pretty confused, it gives the idea of not finished work.
 Explorer see (and the user, too) a zipped archive as a "folder" but
 application not... usefulness...

 However the idea was good the implementation questionable... I intended to
 expand the behavior in a more consistent way that is:

 - Traker show tge archive as a "Compressed Folder" in all equals as a
 folder only the icon change to indicata that is compressed
 - User can copy a file in it (and it is compressed on-the file), delete a
 file (cancel from the archive), move and so on...
 - Styledit opens a text file on the "Compressed Folder" or SAVEs a file in
 it
 - Mediaplayer read a video/audio file from the "Compressed Folder"
 - "Power User" that use the terminal does cd "Compressed Folder" and
 launch "gvim filename"... gvim opens as expected...

 The gnome approach is to mount the archive on /home/user/.gv I think...
 and I suppose (I've to try it) only on user request...

 I don't know if the operations listed by me are possible without extract
 the archive; the gnome approach to mount is uncompressing in reality in
 the .gv location or is a mount of a sort of zip-filesystem?

 If FUSE implements a sort of zip-filesystem is interesting but I don't
 like the idea of the mount in "random location", if it was possible to
 FUSE ( :-) )the 2 ideas mount a "zip fs" in place of the archive file
 (that is hide it!) so Traker an the rest of the os says the "Compressed
 Folder".

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