Re: [Evolution] Things I'd like to see (and implement)

On 02 Feb 2001 11:07:07 +0000, Calum Benson wrote:
I second this :)  I've bitten my tongue so far to see if anybody else
was ever going to mention it, but I don't think "expunge" is the sort of
word you should be using in a user interface for the masses either.  I
don't know what the best alternative is; maybe cleaning up your mailbox,
or compacting it, or compressing it, or optimising it, or 
shredding/permanently deleting unwanted mails from it... but not
'expunging' things from it.

I like the phrase "shred deleted messages", personally. But I'm not sure
how well that phrase would work with Nautilus.

As a sort of aside, since they're supposed to play nicely together on
the GNOME desktop, Evo and Nautilus should ideally share the same
terminology and metaphor for deleting things and emptying trash, as far
as possible (although Nautlius doesn't require the additional 'expunge'
step)-- not that I'm saying Nautilus is perfect in that regard just now
either, but it would be good if they met in the middle.  (For example,
Nautilus only ever explicitly presents the option of "Moving files to
the Trash", not "deleting" them.)  Achieving this sort of consistent
user experience between the apps is what will eventually turn a nice
desktop environment into a killer one.

Agreed. Is there a GNOME UI standard, like the Macintosh Human Interface

By the way, I've just installed the CVS snapshot 01/29/00 on Debian, and
I'm impressed even more than I was on 0.8. There are still some oddities
in the message composer that seem weird to me. 

For example, I'm much more comfortable with a cursor that focuses first
on the message body, and Evo doesn't do this. Also, when I reply to a
message and snip quoted text using the backspace character, the display
of that text changes from Courier to proportional text, and Evo seems to
insert a blank line within the quoted text. It's rather unnerving. 


Shane Landrum -- srl AT localjoe DITTO org

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