Re: GNOME "Save as" dialog - defective by design
- From: Tomasz Sterna <tomek xiaoka com>
- To: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME "Save as" dialog - defective by design
- Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:19:31 +0200
Dnia 28-03-2007, śro o godzinie 11:47 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi napisał(a):
> "most users"? where? do you have *any* usability study or even tests
> that demonstrate the need to move/copy files when saving another file?
I've asked a question do You have a need to do this.
I guess not. I had to do that just the other day.
> because it's *not* nautilus.
And it should.
> it looks very different from nautilus,
And it shouldn't.
> it doesn't at all work like nautilus
And it should.
You see... You have your opinion and I have mine.
You cannot make a valid statement to change my mind and I cannot either
change your opinion.
So this way of discussion is going nowhere, so let's stop here.
> what's more important: no platform GTK+ runs on has a file dialog which
> behaves like that; win32, os-x: they all have a file selector dialog
> which doesn't at all work like their file manager applications.
They all have their legacy. We have it to.
There were some good improvements in GTK+ save dialog recently (making
it more similar to nautilus) and I advocate going another step forward.
Just because everyone does this (wrong IMO) doesn't mean we have to
> and provide something that looks completely inconsistent depending on
> the platform?
You seem to prefer consistency amongst platforms. This makes GTK+ looks
out of place on every not gtk-based platform.
I do prefer consistency with the platform. This means using every single
advantage that is available in the current environment. Even the ones
unavailable on other platforms.
IMO this is a much better approach that using common subset to be
equally confined everywhere.
> > Same as "navigational" mode, with added name field and "Save" button.
> this would be completely inconsistent with every setup running a spatial
Not more inconsistent than current dialog.
> you are proposing to change GTK+.
I sure do. :-D
> this goes beyond GNOME,
Not at all.
GNOME specific change, and surely in scope of GNOME.
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