Re: Musings on the contacts user experience

Le Sat, 30 Apr 2011 01:38:30 +1200,
John Stowers <john stowers lists gmail com> a écrit :

> On Thu, 2011-04-28 at 16:20 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not sure we really want a separate people tab in the overview. I
> > know it is tempting, now that we have these 'tabs', to just keep
> > adding on there: places, documents, contacts, what have you... but I
> > think it will lead to a clunky experience if we add a separate tab
> > for each class of objects that we want to treat as important.
> > Showing contacts (and documents, etc) in the search results on the
> > other hand, seems like a very natural idea and makes a ton of
> > sense. 
> I'm already concerned with the performance of searching and display of
> many items in the overview, so I hope this is implemented smartly.
> I'm not sure if the delay is in rendering the icons, or in
> walking/filtering the long list of candidate matches in JavaScript,
> but I have many more contacts than I do applications.

When I did the "integrate Tracker into shell search" experiment, it
seemed that the rendering was slow. Ie. calling on time
"addResults(array of 10 elements)" was ok, but calling 10 times
"addResults(array of 1 element)" was horribly slow.

> Regards,
> John
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