Re: [Setup-tool-hackers] RE: 2.4: System Tools - Please try them

On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 08:46, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > > - Where are they supposed to show up in the GNOME menu?
> > >   I had to launch them from the command-line.
> > 
> > they are supposed to be integrated in the gnome control center menu so
> > they should appear in applications/desktop settings/system tools, but
> > that's an issue to solve, since they aren't for desktop settings...
> The desktop prefs thing (where we are trying to distinguish between
> "root" items and "non-root" items using menu structure) hasn't worked
> out well, and the structure of these menus is probably up for some
> re-organization (esp. looking at what's going on w/ RH stuff). At the
> moment I would recommend putting gst stuff in Applications->System Tools
> rather than Desktop Prefs->System Tools.

It's worth looking at the Ximian control center.

Although blatantly straight from Largish Hardware And Operating System
Corporation, imho it solves the usability problems of a) the old
1.4/deprecated 2.x shell and b) the 2.x menus. It presents all the
capplets in categories, so they're easy to find, but at the same time so
they don't hide. So maybe we should think about using this as a 2.6
thing; I don't know what the usability team think.

In this model, I would expect g-s-t (and apps requiring root access) to
be in the window, maybe under a disclosure widget that hides them unless
they're requested. But I don't know much about usability.

Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>

"We made GNOME-VFS support smb: and nfs: URIs. And we made OOo support
GNOME-VFS. Booyakasha!" -- nat

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