Re: Some thoughts on hiding the file system, (and an OS X anecdote)
- From: Carl Worth <cworth redhat com>
- To: Marco Pesenti Gritti <mpg redhat com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org, Carl Worth <cworth redhat com>
- Subject: Re: Some thoughts on hiding the file system, (and an OS X anecdote)
- Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 12:47:18 -0500
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 18:14:01 +0100, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> I think we should look at the task of sharing files as a whole here.
Yes, I should have mentioned that in the original mail.
> All that was needed here from a desktop user perspective was to drag the
> photos a "Public" folder on the desktop or to hit a send to button or
> whatever. Abstracting over the filesystem is necessary to make these
> tasks more natural and easy to UI users.
Sure. If I had been aware of some world-writable directory in my wife's
home directory I would have sent the files there. And for the future,
I'll likely set one up and use it rather than /tmp to share files with
I'd still choose to use rsync or some such to send the files there, but
I accept that many would not consider me part of the primary design
> I agree it's important to keep compatibility with command line usage and
> with file system concept, but it's not the primary usage case. Sometimes
> you have just to compromise...
But ~/Public, (or *sigh* ~/Desktop/Public), is actually no compromise
for command line usage. That would work fine for me, (modulo the ongoing
translation issues of course).
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