Re: [Nautilus-list] PATCH: add 'edit launcher' button to properties window

On mar, 2002-04-23 at 17:07, Alex Larsson wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Frank Worsley wrote:
> > Hi, 
> > 
> > attached is a patch that adds an "Edit Launcher" button to the properies
> > window when viewing properties for a file of type
> > 'application/x-gnome-app-info'.
> > 
> > It makes it a lot easier to edit the desktop items or making changes to
> > the "applications:///" uri items.
> > 
> > One problem right now is that Nautilus doesn't always refresh the file's
> > icon/name after the file has been edited with gnome-desktop-item-edit
> > (which is launched by the button). Not sure how to fix that.
> > 
> > The other patch is for eel and adds two convenience functions that I
> > used in the nautilus patch.
> As a general comment, you should never do synchronous I/O in nautilus like 
> that. In this case you should use nautilus_file_can_read() / 
> nautilus_file_can_write(). (You also have to make sure to requets that 
> data to be read.)
> But in general i don't think this is the right solution. Using
> gnome-desktop-item-edit is just a hacky way to get something going, it 
> looks ugly and it's not integrated well into nautilus (e.g. when you 
> change stuff Nautilus won't immediately catch it etc). What we should do 
> is some sort of "plugin" notebook pages for the properties dialog.
> These would be useful for desktop files, but could also be useful for 
> other things, such as proper ACLs if the filesystem supports it.

I like this idea a lot, but i think we have no time to do it in the
gnome 2.0 timeframe unfortunately. It is also an UI change and i think
that the UI is already frozen, isn't it?

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