Re: Extensible Shell

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 12:16 +0000, Sergey Udaltsov wrote:
> Just to continue the discussion we started yesterday on IRC.
> My idea is that separation Page from Panel looks somewhat artificial.
> It forces 2-level hierarchy without ability to add anything extra. As
> a result, we are going to keep popup dialogs at several places where
> we could use 3rd level instead. In particular,
> Keyboard->Layout->Options, Appearence->Themes->Customize,
> Appearence->Fonts->Advanced (and perhaps other places). Similar issue
> may arise if Display goes into Appearence or vice versa, keybindings
> into keyboard etc.
> Why not make it generic? The CcPanel can be used at any level of
> hierarchy (even though we would certainly recommend using no more than
> 2-3 levels, for simplicity). The navigation would be done by putting a
> sequence of buttons at the top of the shell:
> [All][Keyboard][Layout][Options]. Additionally, help pages, as well as
> search results in Tracker could refer to these locations, by using the
> syntax like "gnome-control-center appearance/fonts/advanced".
hmm, not sure how messy this would look. I think opening a dialog on top
of the CC window is not that bad, but deep hierarchies might be a mess
to deal with for the users, right?

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