[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you
Mon Jan 5 20:08:23 PST 2004
<quote who="Karsten M. Self">
> > > jays@knoppix:~/ALKAN$ ls
> > > op17_LePreux.mid op31_16.mid op39_06.mid
> > Surely your interaction model with these kinds of files is terminal-centric
> > to start with?
> Accuse the user. True to character.
Nooooo, gather more relevant information from the user. Stop being such a
> > Perhaps not the midi files, but I'm not sure why visibility of the old
> > name would assist you greatly when giving them sensible names (or
> > whatever you're trying to do with them).
> Um. Like. Creating a new name based on the old one?
> ...or _not_ changing a filename when you've accidentally performed the
> not-entirely-inconceivable coincidental action of highlighting a file
> while hitting a keyboard key. Gee... did I just lose my filename?
So you press Escape.
> > Can you see that these kinds of interactions are not the sorts of things
> > we'd optimise for, particularly in the file manager?
> Pardon? Parsing error.
> > The file manager is not there to fully replace what you do in a shell.
> "Useable file renaming is not a supported feature of the GNOME file
> manager". Interesting.
^ This shows that you missed the point about understanding the purpose and
goals of the interaction.
> GUI has its place. So does CLI. Neither's going to replace the other.
That's ABSOLUTELY TRUE. And the amazing thing is, that was my ENTIRE POINT
about the interactions above - those operations were more relevant to, and
doable from, a command line. Sheesh.
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