Re: "Network Servers" icon for the desktop

On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 14:12 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> Hi,
> This is about
> We ran some usability tests at Novell, and users would like to have an
> icon directly in the desktop that lets them browse for network shares.
> The patch that I attached to the bug implements this as an icon called
> "Network Servers" --- just like the Network Servers item which we have
> in the GNOME Panel.
> However, that patch could use some improvement.  It doesn't add a
> "Network Servers" item to either the Places sidebar, or to the Go menu.

Looks good to commit.

> Do we need a magic, ever-present "network:///" volume, courtesy of
> GnomeVFSVolumeMonitor?  This would let GtkFileSystemGnomeVFS pick it up
> automatically; I do want to have that Network Servers item in the file
> chooser as well.  I assume that the Places sidebar in Nautilus is
> implemented in a similar way.
> Thoughts?

Why pretend its a volume? It certainly isn't. We've not done that for
any of the other special locations. It'll just have to be filtered out
in various places where its not expected. I think its better to fully
control the UI wrt placement of special locations (by adding them
manually where they make sense).

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