Re: Gnome-utils branched to gnome-2-14
- From: Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie>
- To: Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome-utils branched to gnome-2-14
- Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 17:06:41 +0000 (GMT)
On Mon, 6 Feb 2006, Wouter Bolsterlee wrote:
> Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 20:56:56 +0100
> From: Wouter Bolsterlee <uws+gnome xs4all nl>
> To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
> Subject: Re: Gnome-utils branched to gnome-2-14
> På Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 11:41:16AM -0600, Shaun McCance skrev:
> > On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 10:26 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> > > Screenshot
> > > * heavy bugzilla love
> > > * remove the file name entry and use a filechooser button
> > I don't like this idea. I mean, arguably, we have a file chooser
> > button for exactly this sort of thing. But the fact that we have
> > a widget doesn't mean it's the best tool.
I remain baffled how the file chooser button was designed.
Everywhere we have text entries followed by a Browse button but the File
Chooser button looks nothing like this.
Instead of a widget to encapsulate this established idea there is a
"button" which looks confusingly like a drop down menu.
I've never liked how the file chooser button was implemented, and how
significantly it diverged from what is it supposed to be a drop in
replacement. It is certainly good to have a standard API for this
commonly used feature, perhaps the file chooser widget will be improved
some day and thanks to the standard API applications already using it
> > So are we making this change because we really believe it's
> > better, or are we using widgets for the sake of using them?
I'd prefer if you didn't use the file chooser button but ideally I'd like
to see a better file chooser button.
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