Re: Nautilus 2.6 - We're going all spatial

On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 12:50, Roberto Rosselli Del Turco wrote:
> Seth Nickell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-09-15 at 13:10, Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> > 
> >>      * You are actually making the Nautilus model more complicated (not
> >>        simpler) by exposing the user to two completely different kinds
> >>        of windows, for "object" and "navigation" purposes.  This seems
> >>        to defeat the basic premise of making the model easier to learn.
> > 
> > 
> > It makes the Nautilus model more complicated for users who choose to
> > work through the navigator.
> In all fairness, you should add this sentence at the end of the 
> "disclaimer" paragraph of your initial message/post on gnomedesktop ("I 
> want to emphasize that we are not removing the navigation window" etc.), 
> so that the average user/tester knows there will be a (somewhat painful) 
> trade-off.
> FWIW, I fully agree with Ettore: I see only trouble in merging two very 
> different metaphors in the same app, besides if they have to be very 
> different (to quote A. Larsson: "The navigation model window must 
> clearly be something "different", that is used by users who 
> understands/prefer that model"), why don't you go for two different 
> applications? i.e.:
> - a full OO file manager;
> - a full "Navigator" app, to browse folders and web pages alike.
> You only have to strip Nautilus of all Navigation stuff (which would 
> probably help in making it faster, as an OO file manager should be) and 
> add all that's missing to Epiphany (/me runs fast to dodge Marco's 
> bullets ;)))

Just a note: The Navigational model is *so* not about browsing the web.
A navigational filemanager is still a *file* manager.

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