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directory tree portal #200

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mikelpr opened this issue Jul 25, 2018 · 6 comments

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@mikelpr
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commented Jul 25, 2018

file chooser portal for selecting a directory and its contents + subdirectories for RW

@matthiasclasen

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commented Jul 25, 2018

This is not something that the document portal lets us do (export a tree).

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commented Sep 3, 2018

Maybe a dupe of #158?

@mildred

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commented Feb 1, 2019

A‌ use case for this is having VLC being able to open a DVD directory. Without, I have to copy the DVD directory to my homedir

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commented May 1, 2019

I also have a use case that would benefit from a directory portal. My application can export animations, either as video files or as individual frames. When exporting frames, it's not practical to prompt the user for each individual frame, so being able to open a directory is essential. In this particular use case, subdirectory access is not necessary.

Applications like Darktable would also benefit from being able to open directories, both for browsing images and for batch exporting processed photos.

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commented May 1, 2019

If we're gathering use cases, GNOME Games needs this to be able to support DOS games without full file system access. Those games expect to be able to work with surrounding files, e.g. for reading/writing config and saves.

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commented May 2, 2019

It is known hundreds of applications can use this. Lets keep this issue for details on how to implement it.

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