Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Sep 2005 16:53 UTC
Gnome The Gnome Project released version 2.12 yesterday. We had a quick look at it by using the latest Gnome Live CD (1.12-pre) and Foresight 0.9.0 (2.12 final) and here are our thoughts over 2.12 and Gnome's status in general.
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by Yuske on Thu 8th Sep 2005 18:34 UTC
Yuske
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2005-07-28

I must agree in that Nautilus Scripts are to underrated, why ain't any distro using it? this is one of the greatest potentials of Nautilus and is barely used, Nautilus should come with at least 2 or 3 scripts by default than can do something usefull.

Another underated feature has to be the documents Templates, its so easy to create one in GNOME comparing it to Windows, and again, distros are not using it, if a distro includes OpenOffice then why not include a Template of an empty document? or a template of at least a text file?

My 2 cents.

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by Eugenia on Thu 8th Sep 2005 18:35 in reply to "..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Well said.

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by Daniel Borgmann on Thu 8th Sep 2005 19:53 in reply to "..."
Daniel Borgmann Member since:
2005-07-08

I must agree in that Nautilus Scripts are to underrated, why ain't any distro using it? this is one of the greatest potentials of Nautilus and is barely used, Nautilus should come with at least 2 or 3 scripts by default than can do something usefull.

If a feature is generally useful, then it should be implemented in a more integrated way. Scripts are sub-optimal for this. What they are good for is to add features that are very specific to what a user wants to do, but no distribution can foresee this.


Another underated feature has to be the documents Templates, its so easy to create one in GNOME comparing it to Windows, and again, distros are not using it, if a distro includes OpenOffice then why not include a Template of an empty document? or a template of at least a text file?

Because templates are specifically not designed for creating empty documents. They are not good for this because either you have to leave out most document types or clutter the menu with dozens of entries. What they are meant for is for users to easily create their own templates for documents they often modify.

What I would like to see would be a generic and powerful way to create new documents of any type. That would be a required feature to make the document oriented workflow generally useful.

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