[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #10071: No attributes of MIME "application/*" in Tracker's "Attributes" menu

  • From: "bonefish" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:25:04 -0000

#10071: No attributes of MIME "application/*" in Tracker's "Attributes" menu
   Reporter:  Giova84    |      Owner:  axeld
       Type:  bug        |     Status:  new
   Priority:  normal     |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:             |    Version:  R1/Development
  Kits/Storage Kit       |   Keywords:  People files lacks attributes view
 Resolution:             |  in Tracker
 Blocked By:             |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  0          |   Platform:  x86

Comment (by bonefish):

 I think 2a) would be the most elegant and consistent solution, but indeed
 it would be the most complex to implement and the one with the most

 The reasoning for 2b) is that directories usually don't have attributes
 (except BEOS:TYPE), so that for special cases where attributes are
 associated with a directory, there would be only one package providing
 those anyway. The advantage of this approach is that no external
 assistance (i.e. explicit marking) would be needed.

 Which is the main downside of 2c). Since the marker is actually packaging
 meta information, using a BFS attribute would be rather inelegant. More
 appropriately it should be a package attribute, which raises the question
 of how to specify it. That aside, in packagefs itself this would be the
 simplest change.

 Approach 1) would indeed just defer the problem. An icon or the attributes
 for name localization are other cases I can think of.

 So, I guess 2c) is the approach to go for.

Ticket URL: <https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/10071#comment:14>
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