Re: multi rooted tree sidebar

<quote who="Wolfgang Pichler">

> > Sure, but I think that's something that can be left to gconf-editor,
> > rather than the in-your-face UI.

> your right - you and all the other computer(gnome) experts around wouldn't
> have a problem to add there new uris with gconf-editor to it - but i think
> a "normal" user wouldn't even find the right key. So, why shouldn't we
> give him a simple dropdown menu where he can do it ?

Because, as I said in my first email, I don't think a normal user would be
interested in doing it. Assuming we have, a) sensible defaults and b) a
method for new modules/applications to add their own root nodes, the user's
needs should be fulfilled.

Example: Nautilus automagically installs 'My Home' and 'Root' nodes (whilst
managing nodes for removable media too), gnome-vfs-extras installs
'Network', fontilus installs 'Fonts', nautilus-cd-burner could install
something for CD burners (but that should really just pop up when any blank
CD-like media is inserted), etc. There should probably be one for the
control-center, again, installed by the control center itself.

For every entry I can think of, a sensible default exists. This suggests to
me that it can 'just work' for 'normal users' and we can keep any additional
specialised configuration in GConf, for technical users.

Please point out some use cases where this doesn't appear to be true - we
ought to challenge it. :-)

- Jeff

  "GIMP is the primary tool in my graphics work. It is my gcc and Emacs."   
                             - Tuomas Kuosmanen                             

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