Re: Mega patch to make spatial nautilus rock!

Hi Philip,
Please accept my apologies - it was a bad choice of words. 

FWIW - I have been using browser mode for a long time, and I havn't been
able to use spatial nautilus (because I work with some rather deep
directory structures) without Jamie's patch. So I was a browser bigot
myself! The spatial concept grew on me slowly, but I couldn't make the
leap without Jamie's patch. IMO this patch is the meeting of the browser
and spatial worlds. There is still room for improvement, but I feel that
its a lot better than anything I've ever used for file management.

I certainly didn't mean to alienate, anger or insult anyone who is fond
of the browser mode. I was trying to appeal to those who are arguing
that Jamie's patch will pollute spatial nautilus. If we can convince
those folks that this patch is a good thing, then people who are fans of
the browser mode can give this a try when 2.8 comes out. I'll bet that
you'll find that a considerable number of users will prefer this hybrid
spatial-browsing mode over the pure browser. I know that I do!


On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 06:31 +0100, Philip Wyett wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 13:48, frank flynch net wrote:
> > I am also in favor of this patch. 
> > 
> > I built it last night, and I absolutely love it, this patch truly makes
> > spatial nautilus rock. I implore the spatial camp to give this patch a
> > chance, please download & build it before you decide either way -
> > Jamie's fantastic work enables what I can only describe as spatial
> > browsing - which will draw browser bigots over into the spatial world.
> > As I'm sure you know spatial nautilus got mixed reviews in the media
> > when gnome 2.6 was released. I believe that with this patch spatial
> > nautilus will get rave reviews, this is quite simply the best file
> > manager I've ever used. 
> > 
> Giving things a chance is good, but when you call people who currently
> prefer the browser way out of _choice_ (the point of OSS) "bigots", your
> not going to win me over and tempt me into trying the patch.
> > Jamie - you've done an amazing job! I'm looking forward to seeing the
> > "move to" and "copy to" context menu items. Thanks to you I now have the
> > best file browser known to man. I really hope that your work makes it
> > into gnome 2.8, but if it doesn't I'll be sticking with nautilus 2.6.3
> > with your patches for some time.
> > 
> > cheers!
> > --Frank
> Regards
> Phil

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