Re: [gnome-love] An idea about new icon in gnome
- From: "Marco A." <linediconsine gmail com>
- To: "Michel Salim" <michel salim gmail com>
- Cc: gnome-love gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gnome-love] An idea about new icon in gnome
- Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 13:49:02 +0100
> I know that this is not a really EUREKA but I think that can work really
> smooth.....or not ?
> What do you think about?
That sounds interesting. The 'install' part is not really required,
though. AFAIK Nautilus (and probably other desktop file managers too)
already does the right thing if you double-click on an RPM/Deb file.
In my idea the icon is not the program.. the program is installed from the net (apt work whit a big server and download the program from that server)
(BTW you can have the program inside the icon and this sound like the normal installation system)
Supporting removal will be neat. If .desktop files have a
RemoveCommand field this would be doable. As far as the user is
concerned, this would make GUI application install/removal like in
RiscOS/ROX/NeXTSTEP/OS X's AppDir concept, where the thing that looks
like an icon is really a folder containing all your application files,
so you are really copying and deleting the entire application.
yes I know that OS X do a similar things , I want go over (if is possible)
The icon can be file too (openoffice document or other) :
For a sample if you have a file in svg (vectorial graphics) and you move in a raster program that doest open
The icon can be (converted) automatically in png (raster graphics) by the script inside..
if program == Gimp
convert_me_in_raster() // you can something like svg2png
or if you move a file to icon thunderbird :
If file != mail
The main important think is that the user never see how it work (is not important for the user) and that the user
will understand if the action that want to do is possible or not
This can be possible in a easy way , using the color of the icon (red = not possible,Green yes,I can do that)
Thanks alots again for the attention
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