Re: Favourites menu vanished in Gnome2

On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 03:01:24PM +0000, Luis Villa wrote:
> For the nth time, no one except DaveB has decided to remove favorites.

Wrong. And hopefully there will not be an (n+1)th time. As far as I know,
Mr. Bordoley wasn't even on the scene at the time that this was being
discussed or implemented.

> It's all still quite there and quite useful. I wish people would go
> ahead and (1) not make decisions for the entire community and (2) not
> pay attention to people who do that, especially when they say things
> that are patently and obviously incorrect.

I almost hope you still think that way when people with real influence act.
I say "almost" because I'm not quite sure what you mean by "making a decision"
or "community". Despite protest and no clear decision, large workspaces are
not supported in GNOME 2. In part this is based on ignorance on behalf
of both those for and against them. But ultimately it is because Havoc
controls libwnck and he doesn't want them.

> On Tue, 2002-07-23 at 03:46, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > It was never decided to drop favourites. It just silently happened, an 
> > nobody i've asked know why or who decided it. I really dislike the fact 
> > that i had to remove favorites from nautilus since it got removed 
> > elsewhere. 

Alex, I don't recall seeing you ask. The decision was made on the basis of:
and the related discussions.

> > I really like favorites, I think it's the only sane form of menu editing 
> > facilities for "mom and pop" type of users, and i strongly dislike it 
> > disappearing.

Windows, OS/2, and CDE disagree with you. I think MacOS does too.

Btw, the right-click menu on menu items feature, which has been described
as crack, is a Win98 feature. The real problem with it is accessibility,
but I remember seeing some of those employed types waste another's time by
flinging the word crack like monkeys fling dung instead of just stating that.
(And it wasn't Ximian employees; the monkey reference is just because that's
what it reminded me of.)

Greg Merchan

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