Re: 'Delete' v. 'Move to trash'
- From: Craig Routledge <webstuff craigroutledge com>
- To: Balsa List <balsa-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: 'Delete' v. 'Move to trash'
- Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 16:55:59 +0000
On 01/08/2005 04:31:44 AM, Pawel Salek wrote:
On 01/08/2005 04:43:00 AM, Craig Routledge wrote:
I think this
whole idea of two different ways of "deleting" messages is prone to
causing some confusion.
Yes, you are right in your analysis. Another difference between real
(move-to-trash) and virtual (mark-as-deleted) trash models is that
virtual trash folders are easiest to expunge on mailbox close: making
them expunge messages on balsa exit may require opening them again, which
may be time-consuming.
What I would like to know is whether such an idea is not too radical: I
mean would it not be a too big shock for a person who has just switched
from another program? For a complete beginner? I cannot tell myself.
If the virtual Trash shows up as a folder, just like the others, beginners
probably won't even notice. People can either unhide deleted messages in
their normal mailboxes or look in the trash. Either way, we have just one
delete method which should simplify both the interface and the code.
Sounds good in theory anyways. I'm probably not the best judge of people's
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