Re: GNOME "Save as" dialog - defective by design

I'm behind you 100% on this. 

Gtk needs a "FileChooserInterface" that Nautilus can implement and plug.

On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 09:48 +0200, Tomasz Sterna wrote:
> Dnia 27-03-2007, wto o godzinie 13:15 +0200, Murray Cumming napisał(a):
> > I can do this in nautilus using .hidden file in 
> > > /, but I don't know how to do this in "Save as" dialog.
> > Unfortunately, I was wrong about this. The GtkFileChooser does not yet
> > use .hidden files. There is an open bug about this, with the
> > beginnings
> > of a patch:
> > 
> This is a design problem.
> There should be no such thing as "Save as..." dialog.
> Users expect all the file manager functionality from the dialog, so
> effectively the whole Nautilus gets recoded as a "Save as..." dialog,
> doubling the effort, bugs, fixes etc.
> We have it all coded in Nautilus, so why cannot we just use it?
> There should be a "save as" mode in Nautilus. When the GTK+ dialog is
> called, it should check if there is Nautilus present (it does that
> already, to show the mime icons AFAIR) and call it to open a window in
> "save as" mode and get the save path from there.
> If not - show the old plain GTK+ dialog without all the fancy stuff.
Alex Jones

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