Re: Proposed module: gnome-main-menu

Rodney Dawes wrote:
On Tue, 2007-01-09 at 15:48 -0500, Bryan Clark wrote:
Personally I think the menu is nice and there are a number of things I'd have done differently but the main reason I see against including it is that without beagle I can't imagine using it. I tried turning off beagle and it's pretty hard to navigate your files without a places menu. Any suggestions?

I think this example you bring up here, is a shining point of why we
need beagle (or tracker, or anything else) in the desktop. The fact that
it is hard to navigate your files without bookmarks to the folders that
contain them, is a pretty big usability problem, especially considering
that everything we care about, is a file.

thats what puzzles me about the resistance tracker has encountered (okay its only 2 people that have objected so far which is hopefully small enough for the release team to ignore).

Gnome has the luxury of having two indexers each of which fills different niches - tracker covers the low end with its tiny memory usage which means it can run on any machine that runs gnome and beagle has the high end ground where it indexes more than anything else out there.

Its sheer madness to say we dont need them tightly integrated into our desktop especially when you look at OS/X and Vista. Gnome aspires to be the best desktop so we need to stop holding back things and have a little faith in these promising new technologies (even if they are not perfect yet)

I would also add that nautilus search without beagle or tracker is barely usable and appallingly slow so its not only the new menu thats suffering here.

Mr Jamie McCracken

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