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

Hmmmm.....Maybe you're right.  Dealing with multiple formats could be done in other (perhaps less elegant) popping up a dialog box that just has a radio button list of things like "MP3, Ogg, WAV, etc" and a cancel option.  Or a preference, but adding too many preferences is probably a bad idea.

I like your idea of being able to associate a folder with an action.  Perhaps this could be settable with emblems. ;-)  I think emblems are one of the potentially coolest parts of nautilus....they just need to be made more accessible (like via a right click menu or something), and have pre-set and/or user-configurable actions/states associated with them.

Hopefully once I fix my computer, and figure out my cvs building problems, I can actually contribute some code.   My previous attempt at a patch was thwarted by my inability to test it. :(


Original Message:
From: Ian McKellar yakk-nautilus yakk net au
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 11:01:14 +0800
To: rpmuldoon students wisc edu, bart decrem com, nickrud citlink net, nautilus-list lists eazel com
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [Nautilus-list] icon set cover image suggestion

On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 01:43:20PM -0400, rpmuldoon students wisc edu wrote:
> It's cool that most of what I want is already there. ;-)
> I kind of like the idea of Nautilus just doing the Right Thing if I drag a song to my music folder.....One of my (perhaps wrongheaded) thoughts on general UI stuff is that the user doesn't (or, at least, shouldn't have to) care how something is if I can listen to a song on my cd, and I want to have it on my hard drive too, I should just drag it over.  Kind of thinking in terms of functionality instead of applications.  Of course, this could be an HCI horror, and I am just too ignorant to realize why. ;-)  It just seems like a nice bit of integration/seamlessness.

Well, I don't think simply dragging a file to a regular folder should trigger
an encode. What if I want to rip raw WAV file off a CD for sampling or 
something. One crazy idea I had was to be able to associate a script with
a folder so that whenever you drag a file into the folder, instead of
actually copying it, the script is called.

So for example, dragging files from cdda:// to file://home/yakk/music/
could in fact run:
  /home/yakk/music/.nautilus-script "cdda://My Track.wav" "cdda://My Other Track.wav" 
This script could trigger the actual rip/encode.

Another thing this could be useful for is to automatically trigger an rsync
when you drop a file into a folder that represents what you want on your
web site.

Anyway, I don't have time to implement it but i think it would be cool.


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