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

On Wed, 2002-04-03 at 05:43, dave bordoley wrote:
> 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.

Of course, even Evolution has a ~/evolution directory...
At the same time, those programmers who really felt the need to have a
non-dot file in the home dir should be able to use a dot file and then
symlink a non-dot file to it.

> dave
> 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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