Re: konqueror's answer to the scripts folder?

The hard part here is trying to determine whether or not scripts should
go in the top-level menu, or in a submenu.  Or whether things should
just be built into nautilus, rather than using scripts.  The first issue
conceivably can just be a packager/distributor problem.  Things go in
the toplevel, and it is the onus of the packager to make sure that there
aren't too many.  
One thing that I would like to see from Ximian or Red Hat or any of the
other GNOME distributions would be Nautilus with scripts that are
installed based on your configuration.  For example, the cool-seeming
QuickBurn script should be there if you have a cd burner.  Or gAIM
should add a "send file to user" script.  Same with Evolution. 
Obviously, some scripts are just signs of badly configured
installations.  Like the RPM installers, or the unarchiver scripts. 
There are programs for those operations that exist, and should be used
instead of a script.  If Nautilus wants to improve the user experience
with those items, it would be through gnome-vfs improvements and a
nautilus view.  Scripts are great for easy added functionality.  But we
would get the most out of them if they were top-level, since it is
easier to access.  So that just means that it is the job of the
distributor and the user to keep those menus manageable.

However, even just having scripts be able to be based on mime types
would be a big win.  I'm really happy to hear that Dave is working on


On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 12:01, David Emory Watson wrote:
> Hey Dave,
> How will mime aware scripts be related to the context menu hooks that
> others have discussed?
> One problem is that many scripts will have a huge number of mime types
> associated with them (e.g. tar, or "send this file").  So even if
> scripts were mime aware, we would still need to offer the most common
> actions on the top level of the context menu (i.e. not buried in the
> scripts menu).
> Anyhow, these two emails make for some interesting reading:
>  - dew
> On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 11:04, Dave Camp wrote:
> > On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 10:59, Ryan Muldoon wrote:
> > > I saw this today - it is a way to add arbitrary actions to a given
> > > mimetype for konqueror.  The big design win here is that they can
> > > restrict the listing by what MIME type the file is, so the list of
> > > actions isn't too long.  This would be a nice improvement on the scripts
> > > feature in Nautilus, I think.  Maybe for 2.2 if someone has time.
> > > 
> > >
> > 
> > I'm playing with some enhancements to the scripts right now, mime type
> > filtering is one of the things I plan on implementing.
> > 
> > -dave
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