Re: 'Connect to Server' feature

On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 05:56, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 21:50 -0600, Ryan McDougall wrote:
> > > Opened bug report #139105
> > > (
> > > 
> > > Only thing left is it add the actual GConf-ness.
> > > 
> > > --d
> > 
> > I'm pretty sure someone will object to you placing "recent entries"
> > there since its only for preferences, and no more. 
> There is lots of that stuff in gconf though. Perhaps not for nautilus,
> but definitely for other applications. It was suggested to use the
> 'recent' stuff out of libegg (is that where it is now?) though.
> > Also, let me be the first to ask why a "recent servers" widget is
> > needed: Wouldn't it be simpler to create a desktop shortcut if you use
> > the server often? If the purpose is to accelerate infrequently used
> > servers shouldn't we instead use type-ahead completion like the
> > Locations dialogue? Or should we put a recent history widget in both
> > places? If so, how is it effectively different from desktop shortcut?
> I like to keep my desktop clean (there is one icon), and from as task
> orientated point of view, it makes sense for my recent and/or favourite
> servers to be shown in the dialog where I connect to the servers. I had
> also considered the addition of type-ahead completion and am still
> toying with the idea.
> The dialog definitely needs some work. We need to at least have the
> feature set offered by the MacOS dialog
> (, although I
> think we can do without their layout. The Network:// view should also
> offer "Connect to.." as a context item (this will become more powerful
> when the Network:// view offers things like servers discovered by SDP
> (rendezvous) and so on.

I also at some point want to rework the bookmarks/favourites system and
make it useful for spatial mode too. This is another way to do similar
things to connect to server favorites. We have to think this through to
get a solid consistent UI.

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