Re: What I can do with Online Desktop at this moment?

On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 13:41 +0200, Manuel Rego Casasnovas wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 15:59 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 20:12 +0200, Manuel Rego Casasnovas wrote:
> > > What more things I can do with Online Desktop at this moment?
> > 
> > As a user? What you see is pretty much what you get. The features
> > of online desktop are currently:
> > 
> >  - The bigboard, and the available set of bigboard stocks
> >    (people, files, applications, etc.)
> I've tested it, but I still haven't a specifically opinion about it. I
> know its power, but at this moment I don't like it so much.

I think there are a bunch of things that could be done to make the
bigboard more attractive to users:

 - More stocks
 - People stock good enough to replace your buddy list
 - Mini-icon version of the app stock that takes up much less space
 - Pinning in the app stock working correctly
 - Single-click launch on file stock
 - Better search
 - More bling (last screenshot in, say)

But yes, at the moment, I admit that while I use it and find it an upgrade
from the default GNOME config, it's not highly compelling.
> > You can get the Gmail account name already. What isn't there is a
> > standard way to get the password or prompt for it. We'll probably
> > eventually provide a Python convenience library for that.... though
> > the underlying store for the password is something standard to GNOME,
> > the GNOME keyring.
> Then I've understood that Online Desktop won't save passwords, this
> information will be stored on GNOME keyring.
> In my opinion, it isn't a good idea. As an user I like that if I set my
> passwords for Gmail in one computer on an Online Desktop session, when I
> use another computer and I start an Online Desktop session I'd like
> don't have to put another time my password for Gmail.
> I know that store passwords can be difficult for privacy problems,
> however I don't like have to put my password on each computer where I
> start Online Desktop, I think that Online Desktop should known my
> passwords.

The plan is to sync your (encrypted) GNOME Keyring to the server.

- Owen

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