RE: Re: [Nautilus-list] icon set cover image suggestion

Perhaps this could be generalized even more.

Suppose in addition to simple mime types, you could give a file
behaviors for being dragged around. In this case one could set the
default drag behavior for CD audio files to be ``convert to OGG'' or
``convert to MP3'' because one rarely wants to copy an entire CD audio
trac onto their hard drive. Additional behaviors could be added to the
right-drag menu such as ``move'', ``link'', ``copy to WAV audio'' or
what have you.

In addition to making things more consistant, there are other file types
this would be useful for. Here are some examples I've thought of (many
of which make the most sense when they are comming from a non-writable
directory such as an FTP site or a CD:

Copying a Photo CD file from a CD to your computer could convert it to a
smaller JPG.

Copying a tarball from an FTP site or CD-ROM to your computer could
untar it by default.

Copying an RPM (or package of your distro) onto your computer could
propt the user to begin an installation. (This seems like it might be
intuative for beginners.)


On 30 May 2001 13:16:23 -0400, rpmuldoon students wisc edu wrote:
> A nifty eventual feature for nautilus could be something like the following:
> a gnome-vfs plugin for cdda, so you can view cds in nautilus, and either drag 
> and drop individual songs (which are have the correct name from using
> the free cddb service) to local media, or drag the whole cd.  They 
> could be converted to ogg or mp3 format, so it is nice and seamless.
> In the case of dragging the whole cd, it makes a directory for the
> songs, and sets the cover image for you.  That would be pretty cool.
>     --Ryan
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Ian McKellar yakk-nautilus yakk net au
> Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:58:29 +0800
> To: bart decrem com, nickrud citlink net, nautilus-list lists eazel com
> Subject: Re: [Nautilus-list] icon "set cover image" suggestion
> On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 09:32:44AM -0700, Bart Decrem wrote:
> > Rich Rudnick wrote:
> > 
> > > <snip>
> > >
> > > Kind of off topic, but does anyone have a url for an icon archive?
> > 
> > I just grab them off
> I have a magic script that does this. I don't have it handy but I can post
> it if people would like that.
> Ian
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