Re: (OT) Re: GNOME is f*cked seven ways from Sunday
On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 10:53:04PM -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> So, how exactly, according to the GNOMEites, are we supposed to divine
> all of these nifty keyboard features? Is it up to each app to document
> it in TFM?
As far as the hidden textbox, I'm assuming they'll think you'll just
pick up this little bit of magic (like Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V) once and you'll
As far as the philosophy, if you're cool you're supposed to be able to
manage all your data in a depth-one hierarchy underneath your home dir.
The hidden textbox is designed to enforce this behavior. All my
"non-hacker" family members do this anyway, and I've actually seen a guy
organize all his data in a one-deep tree and do it "correctly." (His
name was Carl Nolan.) Damnedest thing I ever saw. It requires
laser-like insight into your relationship in your org and how all the
parts fit together. I can't say much for it myself, but I know what the
Gahnome people are going for. It's cool if you can pull it off or are
stupid, but it doesn't trip my trigger. I'm a depth-two guy myself.
I know this sounds like some bogus BS but read the user interface
guidelines for Gnome and you'll get it. It's very controversial.
But probably Right.