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Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes
Authored by: name99 on Jul 14, '05 05:31:10PM

"Even with this hint in place, the .DS_Store files will continue to be created on local volumes (which is a good thing). "

Dammit, why do people make excuses for Apple? They'll only fix things when enough people complain.
As one earlier poster said, creating .DS_Store files is NOT a good thing. It is a stupid pathetic hack, the sort of thing an amateur programmer would come up with. There are a dozen different ways one can imagine the Finder storing the various things it wants to know about how to display a particular directory, all of which don't have this horrible impact on the user.

The fact of the matter is that, five years after OS X was released, the Finder is still a POS. Readers of this website should get serious about FTFF --- whenever you have a chance to meet with an Apple person, raise the issue and don't let go. It is very nice that Apple has smart people working on file systems, metadata, data bases and similar low level issues, but how about they spend three months talking to the losers on the Finder team and explaining to them how to solve this problem properly?



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Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes
Authored by: BMarsh on Jul 14, '05 06:22:17PM

obviously you need to get hired as a manager on the finder team and show them how it should be fixed.

I am being serious, and only a little sarcastic.

while you are at it, get them to improve the threading related to network activity. (I have submitted feedback with suggestions on possible ways to do this, and have applied for jobs at apple, but so far, neither has happened)



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Prevent .DS_Store file creation on network volumes
Authored by: chyna4xena on Jun 05, '06 07:35:50PM
As one earlier poster said, creating .DS_Store files is NOT a good thing. It is a stupid pathetic hack, the sort of thing an amateur programmer would come up with. There are a dozen different ways one can imagine the Finder storing the various things it wants to know about how to display a particular directory, all of which don't have this horrible impact on the user.

What absolute rubbish. A dozen different ways ? All of which don't have this impact (or worse) ?

Go on then, name one. Just one !

There are plenty of ways of storing the info, it is just that they ALL have drawbacks. A particular, alternative, method might have a drawback that is not of much bother to you, but it could still be a big problem for other people, and possibly the majority of users.

You are ignoring the possibiity, the likelihood even, that Apple has assessed all the different methods of storing this metadata, and chosen the one that has the least drawbacks, and the least negative impact, for the majority of users. Given the drawbacks of the alternative methods I know of, I'd say it is less a likelihood and more a certainty.

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