Re: [Usability] My take on Nautilus must-fix proposal

On 25Oct2001 11:55PM (-0400), Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Luis Villa <louie ximian com> writes: 
> > <ximian hat=off>
> > Totally my personal opinion: the problem that every single user I've
> > ever spoken to is that even on extremely fast machines it takes 15-30
> > seconds to open new windows in nautilus. If that problem is not solved,
> > no amount of other work is going to people* use it. Tabbing or other
> > tweaks once the window is open are not the problem- it's startup speed,
> > startup speed, startup speed. That window opening is /slower/ in 1.0.5
> > is a /huge/ usability regression that I can't believe people here
> > (*cough*seth*cough*) did not make a huge stink about. Once this problem
> > is solved, a lot more hackers will use nautilus; a lot more normal
> > people will use nautilus; and it'll start to get a lot more usable
> > overall.
> > </>
> Agree.

The Nautilus developers know about these issues and it's already the
top priority (after the GNOME 2 port). I don't think putting it on a
"must fix" list will help much... :-(



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