Re: Possible solution to the spring loaded folders headache

On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Gaute Lindkvist wrote:

> The patch from iain showed that this kind of feature is really difficult
> to be without as soon as you have seen it implemented.
> Because of this, the whole patent issue made me pretty sad, and I'm sure
> I'm not the only one.
> Just a few minutes ago, I thought about a possible solution that could
> provide the same kind of functionality without violating the patent
> (IANAL).
> What if you opened up a pretty regular GTK-menu instead of a new window.
> This menu could look very much like the standard foot menu, except it
> would contain the contents of the folder (only subfolders, not files)
> See mockup:
> This might not be ideal, but it should be reasonably easy to implement,
> and should work.
> Dropping the file on either the Media-folder itself or the open space
> (should not be THAT large) in the menu could drop the file in the Media
> folder instead of a sub folder.
> If this idea have already been mentioned I sorry for not seeing that post.

I don't see how this avoids any part of the patent[1].
Which claim do you think you avoid? Even though the window looks different 
it still "includes identifiers within the window corresponding to objects 
enclosed by the opened enclosure".


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