Re: A Few Standard Folders [Re: Structure in $HOME]

Yeah, providing helper functions to gnome apps to point to the proper
translated folders would be the best solution, then consistency with 
non-gnome apps would work. 

Vfolders unless done perfectly are very 
confusing for the user, for example I installed RH 8.1beta for my
friend and he immediatly started to clean out the menu, but he wanted
to save the menu structure in his home directory for later use, so he
dragged the folders out applications:/// to his home directory and
nautilus froze on him. This is a bug in nautilus, but it shows a very common 
problem that we will have, users will believe what they are seeing
are just files and folders they are going to try and do everything they
could normally do with a file to these special files. Another example
is archiving of special folders, load up file roller and drag
the contents of the start-here:/// folder to it, you get an error. 
But for a casual user they won't understand that what they are seeing
are special faked folders/files.

The only way to offer consistency to the user is through the real
file system. For special aggregated file systems, we should provide
the user with a tool, for example font management.


On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 09:02:12PM +0000, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> It would be nicer to have totally normal directory, and customise where
> "Movies" are stored in gconf. Otherwise you'll really confuse
> terminal/dual-windowing-something-else-with-gnome users.
> On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 20:53, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > It could be possible to have nautilus transparently support that through
> > the desktop files. Though, I imagine it could get nasty if lot's of
> > things were read from desktop files.
> > 
> > -- dobey
> > 
> > On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 14:42, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > > These things all raise an (IMO) important issue though... How do we deal
> > > with the l10n issue? One option is to use .directory files to provide
> > > translations just before folder names get displayed to the user (in
> > > Nautilus)... but then you have problems where the location in the
> > > location bar doesn't match the name of the folder you went into. (for
> > > example, you click on "Video Juegos" and end up in
> > > "file:///home/seth/Video Games/").
> > > 
> > > -Seth
> > > 
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