Re: Gnome 2.6: What were you thinking?
- From: Sriram Ramkrishna <sri aracnet com>
- To: iain <iain prettypeople org>
- Cc: Nautilus List <nautilus-list gnome org>, Fabio Gomes <bugtraq gs2 com br>
- Subject: Re: Gnome 2.6: What were you thinking?
- Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 15:52:33 -0700
I think we should just forget the whole browser thing and do something
better to locate files. Nautilus really should be about file management
not 'finding files'.
This is where working on medusa or some other architecture that uses
metadata to find things. It's not worth spending time on stuff like
browser. Honestly speaking wouldn't you prefer somethings more efficient
than clicking around on an application trying to find something?
We keep spatial and we find a better way to locate files. Lets not be
stuck with the way people have done it in the past. Because I'll tell
you now thats what Microsoft and others are doing. Those guys at
the research labs aren't out there tryign to tweak how to do browsers
On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 11:34:09PM +0100, iain wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 18:36 -0300, Fabio Gomes wrote:
> > My idea is to call the browse mode File Manager. For the spatial mode
> > there is no need for a definition (to the user). It may be treated
> > simply as part of the desktop. The windows can be referenced as 'folder
> > windows'.
> > This way, the user will know that if he/she wants to do complex stuff
> > with lots of files and folders, they should use the File Manager.
> Except that the spatial mode is supposed to be better for doing file
> management tasks, such as copying files to other places, whereas the
> browser mode is supposed to be better for finding files that you're not
> really sure where they are, so you can go into folder A, oh, the file
> isn't there, click the back button, go to folder B, and so on.
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