libxdg-vfs - screenshots

nf2 nf2 at
Tue Jun 27 01:10:43 EEST 2006

Rodney Dawes wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 21:57 +0200, nf2 wrote:
>> The problem is, that this will only work for standard file-open/save 
>> dialogs, but a lot of applications want to customize file-dialogs with 
>> their own widgets (previews, filter options, checkboxes etc...). In this 
>> case the coupling between the toolkit of the application and 
>> file-choosers seems too tight for defining a standard interface.
>> Perhaps a clean separation between presentation layer (toolkits, 
>> widgets, dialogs) and infrastructure layer (VFS API) would work better here.
> This still has the problem of decreasing usability of an application
> though. The behavior of several widgets will be different across
> toolkits, and the button order in the dialog may be different. And then
> the theme may look entirely different as well. I don't think it's really
> worth the effort to try opening the appropriate dialog until the rest of
> the look & feel issues are sorted first.
> -- dobey

Hmm. I'd rather live with little inconsitencies than with fundamental 
problems like not beeing able to access VFS shares from applications.


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