Written by nire the 14 May 08 at 18:12.
Status: Already implemented
Ubuntu should come with an easy GUI for mounting/unmounting and list already mounted internal devices, removable devices and images such as iso and cue.
This would make it a lot easier to, for example, watch a dvd movie from an iso.
It should not require root privileges to mount/unmount your own mounts either.
In gnome, click on one of the panels, and add the disk mounter applet. This will do everything for you except mount the iso.
To mount an iso, you first have to make the mount point as root (for example, sudo mkdir /media/iso). Install gnome-iso. Once installed, right click the iso, and select open with gnome-iso (you can also set that to be the default application by right clicking, clicking properties, and then choosing the default app). Select the created mount point, and you are all set. It will now also appear in the above disk mounter applet for easy removal.
Once the mount point is created, nothing else needs root privileges.