Re: [PATCH] replace icon list by tree view (was: UI Question/Suggestion)

On 05/18/2003, Albrecht Dreß wrote:
> Hi all,
> attached is a first working patch to replace the icon list in the 
> message window by a tree view. It replaces the scrolled window now 
> taking the message contents by a notebook with two pages, of which 
> the first contains all the stuff you see now minus the icon list, and 
> the second a tree representation of the message structure. Clicking a 
> part in the structure using button 1 displays it and switches to page 
> #1, button 3 display the familiar popup.
> IMHO, just removing the icon list is not perfect (and some people may 
> like it). If gnome_icon_list is deprected, I think there will be some 
> alternative (e.g. nautilus has an icon view). Any ideas about that?
> As always, comments are welcome!!!

Imho: this is really the way to go!

Some first reactions:
- hide the notebook tabs unless there's really some structure?
- title the second page `message parts' or similar?  `Structure' might 
be opaque to a newcomer;
- keyboard access is hard to figure out: you might want to wait for 
"row-activated" rather than picking up "button-press" and the 
selection's "changed" signal.

As to replacements: gnome_icon_list is described as obsolete, but 
afaict isn't actually deprecated.  I've seen nothing about a 


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