[Comm-en] What do you use to mount USB devices in WindowMaker

David davidb at disroot.org
Thu Jan 27 07:16:47 MSK 2022

January 4, 2022 4:37 AM, "Michael Shigorin" <mike at altlinux.org> wrote:

> There's wmvolman written by another WM user in ALT Linux Team
> some 15 years ago (it's also in Fedora and AUR); a quick check
> on my WM laptop shows it should be enough to install the package,
> run the applet and click the "-/ /-" button to mount/umount the
> media attached.
> Maybe we should include it into gnustep/wmaker starterkit. :-)

I finally got around to installing wmvolman.  I like it, it works really well.  My compliments to the developer!  :)

> PPS: there's an article "on the harm of the friendly interfaces"
> written by Victor Wagner some 20 years ago or so (in Russian);
> some of us might find it thoughtful these days too:
> http://wagner.pp.ru/~vitus/articles/user-friendly.html;
> I found Yandex translation legible enough to relay it:
> https://translate.yandex.ru/translate?url=http://www.wagner.pp.ru/~vitus/articles/user-friendly.html
> lang=ru-en

I enjoyed reading the article.  There's something to be said about losing control due to "user friendliness".  Sort of similar to losing our freedom for the sake of security.  Not particularly a good thing.

Side note:  That Yandex translate interface is fantastic!  It works really well with the ALT Linux Wiki.  Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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