Re: [Nautilus-list] Nautilus Goals

mitch nuclear physics gatech edu wrote:
> Wow, I never knew my post would end up leading to such bickering.
> Anyway, while giving Nautilus another try, I wondered about the issue
> of rpms and debs. It would be nice if Nautilus could install rpms and
> debs....

    Well, I'm certain it *could* be done, it's probably not wise. Redhat
has a couple of graphical managers, and they all suck: they all assume
you have a _cateory_ in mind, and then deal with it on that level.  But
installing an RPM/Deb is so simple, I'd probaby just fall back on some
well-written scripts or something.

    Personally, I feel that there are SO many file-types and helper
programs, it's probably best to handle them all the same way: through
the file-type registry.  We really ought to fight the creeping
feature-ism that DOS products don't avoid.  Seen the Win9x version of
ICQ?  Over 6 megs in size, and it's so overburdened with features you
can't do anything with it without a training course or something. 

    ...expect an "ICQ Lite" before long...

    Let's not go that route.  Let's try to keep it all in one scope. 
Sure, hand it off to a seperate handler, but let someone else maintain
THAT code...ya know?

Brian Fahrlander                             Linux Zealot, Conservative,
Chicago, IL                                       and Stranded Technomad
ICQ 5119262             
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