Re: [Nautilus-list] Nautilus Scripts Web Page
- From: Benjamin FrantzDale <bfrantzdale odin ac hmc edu>
- To: Ben Ford <ben kalifornia com>
- Cc: Nautilus <nautilus-list lists eazel com>
- Subject: Re: [Nautilus-list] Nautilus Scripts Web Page
- Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 16:39:50 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Ben Ford wrote:
> Darin Adler wrote:
> >on 9/3/01 9:08 PM, Ben Ford at ben kalifornia com wrote:
> >>Yeah, there's multiple ways, dialog, etc. But it would look more
> >>"unified" if Nautilus did them.
> >If you have a specific suggestion about how the dialogs that a script can
> >create are second-class citizens, then I'd be happy to consider it. But I'd
> >like you to try something first, and then tell me what's wrong with it,
> >rather than guessing without trying it.
> I am meaning that it would be more visually appealing if all scripts
> that used dialogs used the same ones, rather than some using tk, some
> using curses, etc. My suggestion is to simply incorporate something
> like Xdialog (http://xdialog.free.fr/) into Nautilus, or even just
> include it as a standard gnome package.
gdialog == xdialog + gtk
> >>Also, am I reading this right in that
> >>to view something from a script you need to open a new window and there
> >>is no way to manipulate the current view?
> >Yes, but you're kind of coming at it backwards. There's already a way to
> >tell Nautilus to open a new window. It's not specific to a "Nautilus
> >script". Anyone can do that from the command line. Ways to manipulate
> >existing windows from the command line could be added too.
> >I personally would be more likely to work on this if I was given a
> >particular specific example where I can see how a script would work much
> >better if it was given a way to change an existing window or view from the
> >command line, rather than the general principle that it "ought to be there".
> I already gave you a few.
> Image viewing. It'd be nice to have a script to automatically resize
> your window to the best size to view an image. If I had to open a new
> window, I'd just pop open ee. Much faster that way at least.
> Converting a word doc to text and viewing it. Same thing, if I had to
> open a new window, I'd just open gless.
> Previewing web scripts. I can already use a shell script to run a PHP
> script and pop open a Mozilla window. (Actually, mozilla has -remote).
> But it would be nice to just be able to click on a script and have it
> run and display results in the HTML preview.
> I hate opening loads of new windows to do anything.
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