[Development] File Selectors API, still for 5.1?

Konstantin Ritt ritt.ks at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 04:50:32 CET 2013

Can't it be a private API in 5.1? In this case, I see no major reasons
to block it until 5.2.


2013/3/23 Richard Moore <rich at kde.org>:
> 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?
> Rich.
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