[ALLY] OFR (open file requester) (was) Notice: Prepare for VID B5 Changes Re:(7)
From: allenk:powerup:au at: 19-Aug-2000 15:53
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Subject: [ALLY] OFR (open file requester) (was) Notice: Prepare for VID B5
> [brian--hawley--bigfoot--com] wrote:
> > [carl--cybercraft--co--nz] wrote:
> > >But as long as the requesters are half-way decent ones I
> > >think most people will be happy to use them unaltered apart
> > >from cosmetic changes to make them match their GUI's look.
> > As long as they don't change the layout of the requesters,
> > just the colors. Changes to the layout would require some
> > relearning on the users' part to handle new programs. This
> > is a bad idea from a UI design standpoint.
> Hmm, well, then file requesters should be really well abstracted (I am
> scared from some "hardwired" RT's solution).
> People will develop their custom solution if RT's not gonna be general
> enough. E.g. let's say someone is using custom design. Will there be the
> option to switch off borders, title bar, etc.? What about custom title
> bar with possibility of putting custom icons(actions) there? (look at
> allen's rebol forces site). It could be object based ...
Since I got a mention ;-)
It will be difficult thing to come up with an acceptable file browser for
all platforms. Just swapping between BeOs, Mac, Win and Amiga and we see how
many concepts there are. Will a standard solution ever be accepted? (Try to
please everyone and you end up pleasing nobody) Maybe the web browser
solution of calling the systems default file dialog should be an option for
PS. On a new VID related topic. I've been playing with a filtered display
for my rebsite. (Dynamically adding and removing items) This might be the
only/last chance to see this version before b5 breaks it. Here it is. I've
been thinking of doing something similar as a browse/download tool for the
RT script library.