Re: Several comments on panel, nautilus and evolution

On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 07:27:49AM +1100, Jason Stokes wrote:
> Loban Rahman wrote:
> > Simple solution to end this argument: Evolution brings up a setup dialog
> > when a user runs it for the first time. This dialog should ask "where to
> > store evolution files", with "$HOME/evolution" being the default (or
> > "$HOME/.evolution", it doesn't really matter). Once the user accepts
> > a certain directory, the value can be stored in a file in "$HOME/.gnome"
> > or something.
> As Alan Cooper would point out, why should the user be asked to
> administrate where Evolution stores its configuration information? 
> Users shouldn't have to deal with what is a low-level design issue, not
> an user interface issue. Storing configuration information is the
> programmer's responsibility.  Don't design for geeks; design for real
> people.

Agreed, but there should still be the option somewhere, so that the "power
user" can move things around if needed.  Perhaps an "advanced options"
tab/button on the initial setup with these sorts of options in it?

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