Re: gnome-file-selector

Hi Chris,

On Tue, 2002-02-12 at 13:15, Chris Chabot wrote:
> Some one should point out that the file-selector is one of the bigest 
> hangups that people write about on the slashdot/gnome/etc message 
> boards. It's a 'real issue' to 'users'.  I gues in this case, im the 
> sucker thats the 'some one' thats pointing it out ;-)


> Ofcource i'm not writing this from a technical perspective, but a file 
> selector does define a lot of the user's experiance of 'how difficult' 
> the system is to use. The default gtk file selector makes the system 
> feel very arcane as soon as the user opens or saves a file. (though 
> nautilus definatly solved this problem relating to file browsing). And 
> i've seen it scare of more then one (not to computer savy) person.


> Anyhow, not saying that we should delay releases for it, just trying to 
> point out that for a 'user' it would be of great added value for his 
> desktop experiance.

	Sure - well, the idea is then that we can evolve the file selector
outside of the release schedule by very loose linkage to it, and an
initially extremely simple API so we can see where to go in future.

	So - if you're feeling particularly energetic hack like a frenzied
person on gnome-file-selector - or your own version, try fun things,
re-use chunks of Nautilus - whatever I'd be most interested in your



 mmeeks gnu org  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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