But that really isn’t a bad idea at all… marking a drive as “removable”, and not purging those files from the database when the drive is offline.
Might be neat to be able to plug in an iPod or something and have it start sharing automagically.
Wow, that would indeed own!
Message handling to recognize the plugging-in of said device shouldnt be too hard (at least in *IX), and maybe its as easy as extending the DB with 1 field (available yes/no)….. 😉
I like the idea.
Of course, the unix way to do would be to use dbus or something to start a daemon with a config for that device, and shut it down on a dbus remove, so the proposed solution is a very windows solution. 🙂