Re: [Nautilus-list] Re:3d overview

drag-and-drop offers a convenience. 3d overview offers no such
convenience. I think a 3d overview sounds pretty cool but the design I've
seen offers nothing useful. Don't get me wrong though, it's a tecnical
additive that is pretty cool.

On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Brian Fahrlander wrote:

> mitch nuclear physics gatech edu wrote:
> >It's sounds neat but is it needed or would it even be useful? There is no
> >need in bloating a application just because you can. Nautilus and gnome
> >needs to move in a professional direction and including extra gimmicks
> >that serve no practical purpose isn't the way. If it's being done just for
> >the fun of it, go for it and have fun. However, I don't feel this 3d
> >overview should go into the main nautilus tree unless it can prove some
> >true use.
> >
>     Yeah, and I'm one to carefully gaurd that line between bloat and
> splash, and splash so rarely wins.  But it wasn't so long ago that the
> concept of rolling your mouse over an mp3 and expecting a sound was
> considered unthinkable.  And drag-and-drop colorizing?  Only software
> from Redmond wasted so much capability!  :)
>     Making it a mainline feature *could* be another one of those
> drool-items, like the two above.  Sure, it adds bloat, but if the
> bloat's paying for more people to jump out of the virus-scam world, it's
> done a much-needed thing.
>     Could we use it the way Mozilla is implemented- somewhat like a
> module that's dormant until it's requested, and it's never requested, by
> default?  Sounds like a decent compromise, but what do I know about the
> underlying parts.  I just know this is something NEW from the Linux
> world.  No focus groups, no business meetings, just a bunch of guys
> doing what they love and kicking exponential ass.
> --Brian

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