Re: filesel notes
- From: Michael Meeks <michael ximian com>
- To: Ettore Perazzoli <ettore ximian com>
- Cc: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>, Gtk Hackers <gtk-devel-list gnome org>, gnome-libs-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: filesel notes
- Date: 11 Mar 2002 12:15:23 +0000
On Sun, 2002-03-10 at 04:09, Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> Interesting things:
> * Support for bookmarks.
> * Navigation buttons (back, forward, up).
> * Recent file list.
> * Support for adding custom buttons to the toolbar.
> * Allow different viewing modes (basically, the same as in the
> file manager), although I don't see any API for that.
Many (all?) of these can be dealt with internally in the file selector
widget - perhaps in combo with some persistant store like GConf -
assuming we can pass some app specific key into the file selector, and
have little API impact.
The most important thing is to get the API right - and Havoc's mail is
a great analysis of those APIs.
It might also be fortuitous to pass in via the API something like a
mime description of the type of file we're looking to load/save so that
it would be possible to have common (across app) defaults for where you
like to store images, spreadsheets etc. Then again it might be a PITA
Havoc, it'd be great if you could propose a bare bones API, that covers
the minimum methods that are necessary.
Then again it'd be better to get Gnome 2.0 out the door before creating
a desire to go breaking / adding APIs without fixing the bugs first ;-)
mmeeks gnu org <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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