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Month: May 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Formatting removable devices within Trinity

From: "Darrell Anderson" <darrella@...>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 16:14:52 -0500
>Sounds like a good idea.  Probably the best way to do this is to 
>support to the TDE hardware library, then add a Format button and
>associated dialog to both the TDE hardware manager and the 
>device Properties dialog.  The Format dialog should, at minimum:
>1.) Provide a drop-down list with all supported file systems
>2.) Ask at least once before actually executing the format
>3.) Allow the user to gain root privileges with tdesudo
>This sounds like a good enhancement bug report. :-)

Seems so odd that such a basic feature is not included. Seems silly 
to have to revert to the command line or gparted to perform such a 
basic function. Traditionally formatting has been a super user 
function, but with removable devices that should be a user 
function. Not to disregard tradition, we probably should ensure no 
Format menu options appear for fixed devices. Or mounted devices. :-

I'll write the request.