Re: A mockup for an alternate conduit GUI.

Why have a GUI at all? For all your online syncing needs you could
integrate plugins into firefox for the configuration end, adding
buttons to photo sites ect. For devices you could have a status panel
icon which pops up informing users of syncing opportunities.

The problem with current thought is that it assumes syncing is an
application in it's own right, when it's nothing of the sort. It's an
exercise in integration with the system by providing data paths
between formats. Those multiple formats themselves being intolerable
to me (rar rar open standards)

Let me know when I can plug my blackberry into a default ubuntu
install and have it ask me if I want to sync the contacts.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

2008/7/21 Kris Northfield <kris northfield gmail com>:
> Funny you should post that, I have a mockup that's been sitting in my
> home directory for a while now waiting for some polish but I think
> I'll just post it 'as is'. There are bits that I'm not happy with at
> the moment but the general ideas are there. What do people think?
> My main aims were:
> 1. add a big 'sync' button to avoid having to right click on the
> applet (also add a cancel button on the toolbar)
> 2. make the data providers more 'manageable' (not sure that's what i mean)
> Right now the tree view isn't too much of a problem but presumably
> over time more and more providers will be there, making it more
> confusing and longer.
> In my proposed solution you have an "Add Conduit" button from which
> you can choose a data type, photos for example, this adds an icon to
> the left panel which then features a drop down to select relevant
> providers.
> Clicking an icon in the left panel filters the view, you can then
> further divide data types into custom groups (e.g. personal
> photos/work photos) using a drop down at the top of each group (i
> don't really like this, i think it is over complicating things) you
> can also sync the current group only.
> Regards,
> Kris.
> 2008/7/16 Andrew Stormont <andyjstormont googlemail com>:
>> Pls, tell me what you think.
>> You'll probably have to view it in inkscape, since I have no idea how to
>> add an opaque background :p
>> Andy Stormont.
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