Re: Proposal: gnome-user-share

On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 14:04 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 14:14 -0500, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > > >
> > The bigger problem is the "Sht�a" bookmark, "home" in the path list,
> > and "dobey" with the home folder icon in the file/folder list.
> > 
> > "Sht�a" is the Albanian translation for "home". Home is the directory
> > above "dobey", and the bookmark is for "/home/dobey". However, just
> > looking at that mess, how am I supposed to know what it actually intends
> > to do? I don't think we should be adding more potential pain to the
> > mess, and claiming that we should fix it one way, and the people that
> > want to work with us can integrate/use our toolkit/whatever, when we
> > can't even handle this sanely enough here.
> But is *that* case a problem?  To get to that state, you had to go to
> the Filesystem, then enter the "home" folder.  That folder is just an
> artifact of Linux distros, which say "user home directories live
> under /home".  Presumably it could be anything else.  If we had a
> mechanism to fetch human-readable names rather than physical filenames,
> we could make distros translate /home to "The place where user folders
> live" or whatever.

I think it's a problem, yes. Given that there are 3 different things in
the same dialog that all mean "home" in some manner, and are displayed
in 3 different ways. If "dobey" is going to have the gnome-fs-home icon,
then it should have the same text as that bookmark that I can't seem to
get rid of.

> Ideally, Nautilus and the GtkFileChooser should be able to display the
> same name for your Home shortcut.  Given that Nautilus lets you rename
> your Home icon in the desktop, we could do several things:
> 1. Add gtk_file_system_gimme_home_name(), which would be implemented as
> some GConf magic or something under GtkFileSystemGnomeVFS.  This
> would suck.
> 2. Add a general mechanism to map physical filenames to human-readable
> names, i.e. what a large part of this thread was about.  This is much
> better in the long run.
> With (2), both Nautilus and the file chooser would be able to display
> the same name for your home folder and for anything else.

Ideally, perhaps. Since you mentioned Nautilus here too, I just went to
see what it does, since I never really see $HOME in Nautilus as an
icon/label, as I use $HOME == Desktop. It doesn't seem to use the
gnome-fs-home icon at all for me, or translate "dobey" to "dobey's Home"
or just "Home" at all. It is just "dobey" with the standard folder

-- dobey

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