Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jun 2007 13:44 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Federkiel writes: "People working with Apple computers are used to a very consistent user experience. For a large part this stems from the fact that the Lisa type of GUI does not have the fight between MDI and SDI. The question simply never arises, because the Lisa type of GUI does not offer the choice to create either of both; it's something different all along. I usually think of it as 'MDI on steroids unified with a window manager'. It virtually includes all benefits of a SDI and and the benefits of an MDI." Read on for how I feel about this age-old discussion.
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RE[2]: other issues
by apoclypse on Sun 24th Jun 2007 21:30 UTC in reply to "RE: other issues"
apoclypse
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2007-02-17

Well first of all in *nix, each desktop environment handles its trash folder ina different way. Having rm send things to the trash bin means that rm is goign to have to know about every DE out there and what protocol or folder the trash bin is in. What about if you don't use a DE, wher is rm supposed to send the deleted items to. Changing its current behavior would be silly, not to mention break compatibilty with a majority if automake scripts out there. However, maybe writing a script that is named del after the windows function that does what you suggested might work for you.

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RE[3]: other issues
by renox on Mon 25th Jun 2007 09:36 in reply to "RE[2]: other issues"
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2005-07-06

>each desktop environment handles its trash folder in a different way.

If this is true, this is stupid IMHO, there is no value added to the user (only pain), this should be fixed by the freedesktop guys..

I doubt that it would break many scripts after all when you remove something, it is removed also to put it in the trash.

Coherency is especially valuable for new users, so adding a del command is much less interesting.

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