Re: Nautilus UI freeze break request

Hi Shaun,

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org> wrote:

> Docs team: This means somebody need to completely rewrite
> to:
> 1) Describe how to write the URIs in general.
> 2) List the available URI schemes and what they're for.
> 3) Describe how to put details like username, port, folder,
> etc. into the URL.
> Writing made-up URLs by hand seems like a trip back to 2001
> to me. It does mean there's more to document. Who wants to
> do it?

To be honest, I don't think such a detailed level of information about
what URIs are is required; I think what matters most is how you did
get the URL you want to connect to in the first place:
- if you configured a service like Samba yourself, you probably know
already what is an URL, a port etc, and you have no problem typing it
all (it's actually faster and less error-prone than finding the right
service type and filling in all the fields)
- if you got it from somewhere else (for example the documentation of
your NAS, like in [1]), in the old dialog you would have to guess how
to decompose the URL into the various controls in the dialog

Note that even in these cases, you would have still needed to type the
URI manually in the old dialog (and also a number of other details
upfront). Finally, if you want to discover services in your network,
we want to promote the use of the browsing features (that's the reason
for the button in the new dialog layout).

>> - we have now a "Browse" button in the dialog directly
> What does the Browse button do? Just close the dialog and
> take you to the Browse Network location in Nautilus?

Yes, exactly.



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