[RFC] One ioslave to rule them all...
zander at kde.org
Tue Jun 28 17:45:29 BST 2005
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On Tuesday 28 June 2005 14:58, you wrote:
> And let's face it, you can't do everything using search for example,
> you'll ultimately need something to access your data and it'll surely
> be a hierarchy.
I'm not sure about that at all; hierarchies are not needed, at least
having at max 1 level of subdirs is not what I call hierarchical. If I
recall the researches done on the subject, users work best in one dir or
one subdir if a user is structured.
Technologies like searching and recent-files just makes everything
accessible in such an environment again.
Reiterating from my former mail; showing the user a new (forced) hierarchy
again is not an improvement over the current situation. See the nth
redesign of kcontrol. Just as bad as the first.
So, making the home:// the default for the user is not going to be
helpfull unless some really nice ideas are used to navigate them. And
I'm sure successful ones are _not_ hierarchically displayed at all.
Naturally a (dream url of mine) home:/jpegs/dcif?year=2001&month=1/
kind of URL is quite hierarchical, as is everything kio-related. The
point is that the user should never have to see this URL, nor make it up.
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