Re: new file selector dialog?

Wow, it's not bad (playing with Anjuta right now - too bad I can't stand
using IDE's... ;-)

All I'd ask is that there be some basic buttons to auto-jump to the
commonly used devices (floppy, CD) - the list should probably be pulled
from /etc/fstab or something.  For the average user coming from Windows,
the whole "Find /mnt/, then cdrom/, make sure it's mounted, then open
the file" is kind of a pain, and too complicated (we deal with some
really stupid/unwilling-to-learn people here at work).

It should be possible to add that without breaking the existing API,

Also, would it be possible to make this into a pre-loadable library or
patch for GTK+, if the GTK+ developers don't want to include it?

Sean Etc.

On Fri, 2002-03-08 at 01:12, Naba Kumar wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-03-07 at 22:01, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > mdew <mdew orcon net nz> writes:
> > > With the upcoming release of GTK2, I thought the file selector dialog
> > > maybe re-designed...To my surprise its still the same in 1.3.15, why is
> > > that?
> > > 
> > 
> > Because no one has redesigned it yet. It's planned later.
> I don't know if you people will like it, but anjuta has an extremely
> good file-selector widget. It has all the features of gtkfileselector 
> plus many more. I summarize the features below:
> 1) Clean, elegant and decent look.
> 2) Basic file manipulation, such  delete, rename, new folder etc.
> 3) Tab auto-completion just like gtk-fileselection.
> 4) Histroy browsing, like back, forward, up, home.
> 5) File type filter for various file extentions. This is something we
> have been missing in gtkfileselection for ages.
> 6) Show/hide hidden files.
> 6) Single and Multiple selection mode.
> Screenshot:
> Things need to be done if used for gtk+:
> 1) It was basically designed for gnome, but the widgets used are basic
> gtkwidgets. so, there should not be much problem in cleaning up the code
> for gtk+ only. In fact, we are ready to do that.
> 2) API wrappings to provide backward compatibility to the old gtk
> fileselector.
> People wishing to try it out can get it from gnome cvs at:
> /cvs/gnome/anjuta/widgets/
> -- 
> Regards,
> -Naba
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