Re: Directories/Files

On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 12:37:05AM +0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> I'm setting up my father's machine, using Windows.  He prefers
> ease-of-use, so I'm not going to even pretend I can stick Linux on
> there.

Yet ;-)

We're all here to change that right?
> However, I'm noticing a few ease-of-use features I think GNOME could
> benefit from.
> 1) File selection.  Everyone knows GNOME file selection is the worst
> thing there ever was.  It sucks.

Hopefully the new Gnome-VFS file selector will be better if anyone ever
gets around to hacking on it. 
> 3) Drives and networks.  
> Perhaps a way to scan /etc/fstab and find all mount points that
> are of CDROM, floppy, ZIP, etc. format, and adding them to a special
> list, so in the file selection, you can just click on CD 1, Floppy 2,
> etc.  Something similar with the network drives would be useful too.

Nautilus deals with drives a bit. I think it could do with a bit of 
massaging, but its getting there. Network drives live in Gnome-VFS. Unlike
the Windows and traditional UNIX models there is no need to `mount' network
drives. There is currently WebDAV and FTP support, and SMB support seems to
be coming along nicely ;-)


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