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Re: Nautilus as a drop target

Subject: Re: Nautilus as a drop target
From: Damien Moore
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:27:57 -0500
Ok. I have implemented XDS in my photo manager.

I have two problems, which makes me pretty sure this isn't what I want:
1/ If my drag source is a selection of images, is there a way to
specify that I plan to write more than one file? (it seems kind of
hackish to lie to the FileManager that I'm only going to save one file
and then proceed to dump a whole selection).

2/ This is more of an interesting aside, but if my source target list
looks like this:
[('XdndDirectSave0', 0, 1), ('text/uri-list', 0, 2)]
then Nautilus appears to choose 'text/uri-list'. Is this a nautilus bug?[1]

btw, does anyone know what nautilus does with the uris in
'text/uri-list'? As far as I can tell it does nothing... (just from
experimentation, I haven't looked at the nautilus code) but on the
other hand, gthumb seems to have solved this problem as images dragged
from gthumb to nautilus are copied fine.

cheers,
dm



[1] from the XDS description at http://www.newplanetsoftware.com/xds/ :
"When the file manager received XdndDrop, it should first check for
XdndDirectSave. If this is not provided, it should fall back on
text/uri-list."
Also, if anyone wants to play replicate this, the sample at
http://rodney.id.au/dev/gnome/an-xds-example is helpful. try inserting
"targets=gtk.target_list_add_uri_targets(targets,1)" after line 51 of
the python source
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