Re: commit: AbiWord is now a Nautilus View.
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Dave Bordoley <bordoley pilot msu edu>
- Cc: Lars Weber <lars brokenbits de>, MArk Finlay <sisob eircom net>, Martin Sevior <msevior physics unimelb edu au>, <abiword-dev abisource com>, <nautilus-list gnome org>, <gnome-components-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: commit: AbiWord is now a Nautilus View.
- Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 03:04:52 -0500 (EST)
On Sun, 30 Mar 2003, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> Lars Weber wrote:
> >>2. Should nautilus views be full blown editing applications or just, as
> >>the name suggests - a viewer that lets you look at the file before
> >>opening it in the app to edit it. I'm not sure, maybe someone else on
> >>the nautilus list can comment.
> >My impression, at least, (from changes like the one from a editable
> >text-view to a non-editable one, for example) was that such componentes
> >should only be used as a viewer and not be editable. Not sure whether
> >that's really the official position, though.
> Well in my experience the nautilus text view really just gets in my way
> more often than not (because it doesn't support editting). Hence views
> supporting editting would probably be more useful to users than simply
> be used to view content ( and don't tell me that i should i just adjust
> my mime handlers, since regular users should be able to just point and
> click on documents to manipulate them and not have to mess up with the
I don't like views supporting editing at all. It's not clear that you're
actually modifying the file when messing around with it in nautilus, and
its very unclear when the modified state is written to the file (saved).
I prefer views to be views. If you want to edit something, launch an app
with an explicit load-edit-save cycle. Confusion with stuff like this can
cause data-loss for users, which is very very bad.
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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