[maemo-developers] Make file open browse root tree?

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Aug 9 18:20:49 EEST 2007

ext Tony Maro wrote:
> On 8/6/07, Austin Che <austin at csail.mit.edu> wrote:
>>> Is there a way to make the file open dialog browse the entire tree,
>> either
>>> by specifying something in sourcecode, or a secret trick to get the
>> existing
>>> dialog to show everything?
>>     Something like this works for me:
>>     cd MyDocs; ln -s / root
> I've learned that this is a BAD thing to do - sends the metalayer-crawler
> into an endless loop and sucks your battery dry.

There's a bug about that in Maemo bugzilla.  It will be fixed to
the next release.

(I thought it had been fixed for the latest release along with handling
of badly corrupted MMCs, but just noticed that the patches for these had
been post-poned for later.)

> That explains why I've had issues since doing this with both responsiveness
> and battery life...

If you avoid linking recursive directory structures (/, /sys, /dev...
and of course /home because MyDocs is there) you should be fine.  I.e.
just add more/direct symlinks to places about which you're actually
interested about. :-)

	- Eero

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