Re: roadmap discussion

On Tue, 2004-11-16 at 07:19 -0600, marduk wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-11-16 at 10:34 +0100, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> > > I for one would like to see other apps integrate more with Epiphany.  If
> > > you click on a PDF file, for example, PDF Viewer is launched, but it
> > > would be nice if PDF viewer had a Epiphany plugin.  Same goes for such
> > > other common GNOME apps as totem, eog, and Gnumeric.
> > 
> > This sounds weird to me. We've just abandoned the utter disaster that 
> > were the nautilus views - now you want to bring them back in epiphany? 
> > What's the advantage of viewing a PDF in a browser window as opposed to 
> > viewing one in a specialized viewer? I'll say the same about eog; if the 
> > mozilla backend allows it we should open a separate eog window when 
> > clicking on a .jpg hyperlink instead of trying to show it within the 
> > browser.
> My justification of for that is this: Many if not most of the sites I go
> to that have PDF files open a new window which links to the PDF file.
> This is probably because they expect the Acrobat plugin to open in the
> new window.  What happens with Epiphany/GNOME PDF Viewer is a new window
> opens, that window is empty, then GNOME PDF Viewer opens with the PDF
> file.  So you basically have two windows, one useless one, in order to
> view the PDF (three if you count the original).  This annoys the
> experienced user and confuses the newbie.  A plugin approach makes more
> sense.

This is the same thing that happens when clicking a URL to download 
(a .tar.gz for example) in evolution, it will open a blank epiphany windows 
and then launch the download manager windows. 

In any case, the correct solution is to "fix" epiphany so it doesn't open the empty
window (or making epiphany close the window if it can't display the URL).    

> A totem plugin makes sense for obvious reasons.  Most sites that link
> audio/video do so as an embedded link.  Right now there is nothing for
> GNOME/totem that supports this.

Yes for any case of embedded media/data, it makes sense. BTW, there is a
totem plugins for mozilla, when building totem. pass the 
"--enable-mozilla" to configure in order to build the plugin.
Ricardo Veguilla <veguilla hpcf upr edu>

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