Re: [PATCH] - Information-Sidebar should display informations about the selected object (bug 122045)

2005/7/15, Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>:
> Am Freitag, den 15.07.2005, 12:34 -0400 schrieb Vincent Noel:
> > Previous patch was leaking the selection. Updated patch attached.
> ...and this one possibly leaks multiple selection_uri strings if
> g_list_length (selection) > 1, since the selection loop lacks a break
> statement in the if branch. 
Darn. I missed that one :D

> On the other hand, we should decide what useful things can be done with
> the sidebar before implementing random stuff. Just dup'ing the statusbar
> selection info also doesn't really help help. To be honest, I don't have
> any ideas what the use of this sidebar panel could be for selections.
> The information panel in general doesn't convey more information than
> the rest of the UI does IMHO.
mmh, I must say you're right. Even with this patch, all the info is
already available elsewhere in the UI (either in the statusbar, the
properties window, or the main view itself). The only use of this pane
may be to display a huge thumbnail, which can be useful for PDFs or
picture. But still, it's not much. I guess the information pane was
more relevant in older version of nautilus, when the information was
harder to get (and also for eye candy...).

I guess in that context it would make sense to just scrap the
information panel (if we can't find a better use for it)...


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