Re: file manager
- From: "Thomas R. Shannon" <tshanno orion it luc edu>
- To: bob thestuff net
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- Subject: Re: file manager
- Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 07:37:32 -0600 (CST)
On Fri, 28 Jan 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> There is a new 3d file system app on freshmeat. I have seen others before,
> but this is the best one I have ever run across. This one is actually
> useable for day to day use. Can the gnome core guys have a look at it and
> see it, or its ideas could be used in the new file manager?
Yes, I spotted this app. I took a look at the features and the screen
shots but I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out what the advantage
is. It looks like it could be a bit confusing. Directories and files
didn't look like they were ordered in any distinguishable way (for
instance alphabetically with directories first. Sometimes different
doesn't mean better.
On the other hand, I didn't try it and I really hope I'm wrong. It
looks nice and I admire original thinking. Filesystems are inherently
4 dimensional: position in hierarchy (2-dimensions), size, time. So
it makes sense that a 3-D filemanager would be a leap forward.
Quote of the day for Saturday, 29 January, 2000:
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
- E. E. Cumming
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