Re: Gnome 2.6: What were you thinking?

El vie, 14-05-2004 a las 17:52, Sriram Ramkrishna escribió:
> 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?

Yes, definitely.

How about letting the user use "Find files..." and save the search  as a
"Search folder" on the desktop, so double-clicking on it shows the
updated search as a folder?  It could even use the folder icon, only
with a looking glass overlay.  The engine for all this could be either
Medusa (which lacks reverse notifications sadly) or Storage.  Opening
one of the "Search folders" would show old results and simultaneously
query the search backend to update the view, so in at most one second
the user should be able to see the newer results but still be productive
with the old results.

I'm not sure this wouldn't break the spatial model though.

> 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
> better.
> sri
> 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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