Re: Proposal: gnome-user-share

On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 13:05 +0000, Calum Benson wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 01:41, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Sit down and ask your Mum or a secretary some time if they understand the
> > Windows file sharing model (in layman's terms), and then ask if they know
> > which folders they've shared alrady. Bonus points if you show them how to
> > share things one week, and ask them what's shared the next week.
> Right... I'm inclined to agree with Brian that sharing "in-place" is
> more natural at the time you want to share stuff, but I think it would
> really need to be accompanied by some sort of vfolder view of
> everything you were currently sharing.  If that view could work as a
> drop target as well, you've got the best of both worlds-- except when
> you want to share something from your terminal, of course :)

One possible solution might be to put a time-limit of same kind on
shared files.  I rarely want to share something indefinitely.  It's
usually more along the lines of "Sharon needs the brochure draft
document, can you give her a copy?"  She then only has to grab it once.

Say, for example, make shared files default to "shared for this
session."  All of those shared files are unshared again as soon as you
log out.

Then something like ~/Shared Files/ could be a more permanent share
location.  Or allow individual shares to have some properties tab for
"length of share".

> Cheeri,
> Calum.

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