Re: [Nautilus-list] re: Desktop folder (again)

Saying sun won't change JRE to respect nautilus is a little short
sighted isn't, I mean nautilus is going to be their DEFAULT file manager
pretty soon for solaris. I think they'd might be willing to fix that.

And no one here is saying that everyone should use it, other than a lot
of us find that it makes complete sense.

Regarding the KMAIL and Windowmaker files, I think you underestimate us.
I actually think if we commnunicated with those groups that they would
be willing to consider making their directory folders hidden.


On Wed, 2002-04-03 at 06:20, Marten Payne wrote:
> I tried the home = desktop option in Nautilus for a few weeks and found
> that in practice home != desktop. Because GNOME (the desktop being
> represented by Nautilus) and its affiliated applications are a mere
> subset of the Linux application pantheon, the fact is that many
> non-gnome apps use the home directory in a way that makes "home =
> desktop" a serious inconvenience. KMail will not change its default mail
> directory for Nautilus. Sun will not change the JRE plugin tracefile
> location for Nautilus. KDE will not change the location of the "Desktop"
> folder for Nautilus. WindowMaker will not change the location of its
> GNUstep folder for Nautilus. Having some hack mask which has Nautilus
> "hard code" these as invisible is less than good. 
> You probably get the point I am trying to make; specifically that the
> GNOME desktop should be implemented in a way that "plays nice" with all
> the non-GNOME apps which were written with the assumption that home !=
> desktop in mind. Before some decision is made on how the desktop
> location is implemented, _please_ test this with a range of users
> (specifically people who are not developers). Then run it past the GNOME
> usability guys.
> Marten.
> > Well you guys did convince me home as desktop is the way to go. :)
> > dave
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