Re: Proposal: gnome-user-share

 On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 23:15 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> We already have a ton of examples of the GUI user model not mapping to
> the shell model; look at your Desktop, Home, and Computer as displayed
> by nautilus;

Desktop/Home is cleared by making Desktop == $HOME.
This also brings the benefit of being integrated with the filesystem,
and all the user's stuff is directly accessible from there on.

It's _way_ simpler!

>  look at the file selector;

Desktop == $HOME cleans this too.

>  look at non-file: URIs in gnome-
> vfs. This was fait accompli long ago. And as I mentioned in my previous
> post, GNOME is doing this to a lesser extent than any of its competitors
> (OS X, Longhorn, Workplace). The point here isn't that we currently have
> it right, only that it's hardly a new or radical idea to diverge from
> the shell on what the universe of files looks like.

Yes. But a wrong idea. Also because justifications like "broken apps" or
"Windows/KDE/... do it that way" just don't quite cut it. It can be
donne better, systematically more integrated with the system, everyone


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