Re: Nautilus 2.6 - We're going all spatial

Alexander Larsson wrote:
On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 12:50, Roberto Rosselli Del Turco wrote:

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.

I do realize that. OTOH, I'm not thinking of a "Navigational model" here, but rather of a file manager that can *also* be used to browse the web and/or view HTML documents. This is what Internet Explorer and Konqueror do today, this is what the original Nautilus was supposed to do, if I'm not wrong (weren't you supposed to use Nautilus directly to connect to the Eazel site and take advantage of xxx services?). And, again if I remember well, Galeon 1.x allowed to browse the local folders and files on a user's disk. There definitely is some overlap: navigational file manager + HTML view = basic web browser. Anyway, it was more of a provocation than of a serious proposal.



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