Re: Killing views [Was: Dealing with files in Gnome]

On Wed, 2003-04-02 at 16:03, Ali Akcaagac wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 April 2003 16:48, Ross Burton wrote:
> > I challenge anyone to come up with a reason for this being a good idea:
> >
> >
> Well it was pretty usefull for me during my Database exercise at University, 
> quick, easy, works. It was during that days where GNOME didn't had such a 
> tool to do easy work like this. I was used and drilled to MS-Query analyzer 
> there and needed something similar, that tool was totally handy and better 
> than nothing. I think, we shouldn't discuss here wether such a KIOslave is 
> usable or not, the one or other may find it quite usable and it definately 
> was for me. At the end it's just as KIOslave 1 of 51 ones that get delivered 
> with default KDE.

I wasn't asking if a graphical SQL query editor is a good idea, but if
the concept of sql:/// is a good idea.

Can I get a directory listing of sql:///?  Can I copy a file there? It
looks like accessing sql:/// is just a way of starting the program,
which returns its data as a web page.

Surely a better implementation would be to take the logic, and either
embed the HTML widget (I'm sure this is possible, its KDE after all :)
or change the UI to use native Qt components.

URLs are not application launchers. Should GNOME come with gimp:///? No,
so why should KDE have sql:///.  This thinking has to stop, as it is
*very* user-unfriendly.

Ross Burton                                 mail: ross burtonini com
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