Re: multi rooted tree sidebar

On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 05:48, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> These are great reasons for reuse of Nautilus code in the file selector, but
> in response, I would like to play a somewhat controversial card: The file
> selector - especially the grossly over-featured horror we've seen in recent
> proposals - DOES NOT MATTER.
> We need a minimal, usable file selector, and a fast, efficient, kickarse
> file manager. That's all.

Amen, the mac os9 file selector really filled this role nicely.

> In this case, once Nautilus kicks yet more arse, no one will care about the
> file selector... because no one will use it. Trying to shoehorn a file
> manager into the file selector is ignoring the massive advantages a file
> manager has in speed, grokkability, access, usability, etc.
> Certainly, the file selector needs some usability love, integration with
> icon themes and vfs stuff, but that's pretty much it. Then we can dry the
> ink on the file selector history books, and move on.

And of course its worth noting that in a "perfect" world the file
selector wouldn't even exist (well it would be called a file manager).


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