Re: [Nautilus-list] GNOME user environment brainstorming

Em 24 May 2001 15:48:04 -0400, Havoc Pennington escreveu:
> This is a magic folder along the lines of current ~/Nautilus. Calling
> it "Start Here" for now. Our screenshot is of a Red Hat incarnation
> with a couple RH-specific features. It would contain things such as:
>  - System Settings
>      (using Darin's prefs vs. settings distinction; systemwide
>       settings that can be gotten wrong, vs. user prefs that
>       can't. e.g. dialup networking setup, time and date, etc.
>       Probably would contain Red Hat specific tools in our
>       distribution, but Ximian Setup Tools could also go here)
This item should be distribution/vendor-specific.  So in RedHat this
would show RH tools, in SuSE would show YaST, in Conectiva would show
linuxconf and so on.
>  - Network Server Configuration
>      (Red Hat specific probably; Apache, Bind, etc. config tools. 
>       jrb argues that it should not be split from System Settings,
>       the argument for the split is that System Settings is oriented
>       toward all users, this folder contains tools for admins
>       doing server config)
I think the same idea I explained earlier applies here.
> One question is whether you can edit Start Here like a normal folder;
> allowing that would make it more difficult to do upgrades between OS
> versions where you add/remove Start Here items, and might cause people
> to lose things and wonder where they went. Don't know.
Start Here shouldn't be a normal folder. In an ideal situation, Start
Here shouldn't be a physical folder at all. Start Here should be a
'virtual folder'.

>  - desktop is for:
>     - user shortcuts to programs, etc.

I personally think that desktop isn't the place for user shortcuts, but
> - GNOME theme in Nautilus by default
> - GNOME theme in Mozilla by default

So the system will have a "default theme"? Looks interesting.

> My Identity
> ===
> - have control panel in user prefs folder to do "chfn" sort of stuff:
>    - give your full name
>    - give your phone number, office, address, etc.
>    - lets you set your GDM face (right now we have a separate tool for
>      this, should maybe be in a general "Identity" control panel)
> - On desktop, perhaps show "Havoc Pennington's Home" instead of 
>   "hp's Home"

I prefer this to be user-configurable. Some will prefer the long name,
some will prefer the short name, and some (like me) will prefer
something more esoteric.

> Nautilus
> ===
> - Start Here folder replacing ~/Nautilus; maybe implemented as
>   ~/Nautilus, or maybe it should be implemented as special start:
>   URI, don't know

I prefer the start: URI (at least to be coherent with my idea of a
virtual folder).

> - Downplay web browser aspect; Mozilla/Galeon encouraged for real
>   browsing. (Alternative: follow Galeon and try to be a full web
>   browser, but seems like it would cause a lot of clutter.)

I see Nautilus web view as a 'quick peek', if you want something better
you'll use a real web browser. I doesn't see any problems on maintaining
this attitude.

> - make the Print Screen key take a screenshot

Hm, this is REALLY important :-)

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