Le 29/03/2011 22:09, Clemens a écrit :
All this sounds like the same problems discussed in the IMAP case. What do you think about a jabber/icq/... FS? A bit off topic: we really should think about such a net service FS infrastructure with local caching. Another use-case would be picasa/flickr FS (here an option to flush the download cache would be needed).
Mh... are we copying Plan 9 on the "everything is a file" approach now ?I think it makes some sense for IMAP (as long as the mails are still downloaded to my disk), but my jabber contacts definitely are not files. People files are already somewhat borderline (no file content !); using these files in a remote FS would feel very strange (so, that's a file with no content, that's not stored on my hard drive... what ?) and confusing.
One nice thing about people files is it allows to sync your local address book with your GMail contact list automagically :)