[Development] File Selectors API, still for 5.1?

Richard Moore rich at kde.org
Sat Mar 23 11:14:26 CET 2013

On 22 March 2013 21:57, Alan Alpert <416365416c at gmail.com> wrote:
> In one of the patch sets, the form changed from file at selector.png to
> +selector/file.png . Feedback from designers in BlackBerry suggested
> that they were more comfortable with directories, especially when
> using it to swap out graphical assets for device variants (which can
> lead to a lot of selected files). It's much easier for them to deal
> with a group of selected files via directory, which I presume is
> because from a GUI file manager you don't have the shell globbing that
> I'm accustomed to using. The switch from @ to + is because that works
> with my shell auto-complete (~ is already special, @ makes it think
> it's part of a URL). Having a special character in the directory name
> helps reduce the risk of accidental collisions, and makes selector
> directories clear compared to normal directories.

Note that + is a reserved character on VFAT which is often used on SD
cards etc. Does that matter for this usage?


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