[RFC] One ioslave to rule them all...

Kévin Ottens ervin at ipsquad.net
Tue Jun 28 18:06:08 BST 2005

Le Mardi 28 Juin 2005 18:45, Thomas Zander a écrit :
> 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.

But it is hierarchical... =)

> If I 
> recall the researches done on the subject, users work best in one dir or
> one subdir if a user is structured.

Exactly, see the point of system:/ now? I'm aiming toward a simplified 
hierarchy to help the user work better, if he's structured.

> Technologies like searching and recent-files just makes everything
> accessible in such an environment again.

But not everything though searching _only_, hence why I still claim that 
you'll need a hierarchy.

> 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.

You're mixing the issues... With kcontrol redisigns it's always the same data 
set displayed differently. The point of system:/ is to display a _different_ 
dataset which correspond to the desktop users task. So it _is_ an 
improvement, but of course it doesn't solve everything (just like search 
won't solve everything).

Kévin 'ervin' Ottens, http://ervin.ipsquad.net
"Ni le maître sans disciple, Ni le disciple sans maître,
Ne font reculer l'ignorance."
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