[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: gnome-volume-manager blank CD defaults



I too like the behavior as it stands and see no reason to change it.

Thanx,
John Mizell
On Mon, 2004-10-11 at 20:09 +0200, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> I acctually like the burn dialog. When i insert a cd, all i often want
> to do, is simply dump some files from my HD to it. And then when i
> insert the CD, it pops up, i drag the files i want to be burned to it,
> click "burn" and "OK". Goes to make a cup of coffe (or read my mail).
> 
> This is a 650 mhz Pentium 3 with a 4x burner. Starting "burn:///" takes
> me approx one secound. And i like that it automounts and pops up a
> dialog whenever i insert an removable media. All that is lacking now, is
> making the "eject" button talk to dbus so that gnome would umount (or
> popup errors...)
> 
> fre, 08.10.2004 kl. 02.38 skrev Jeff Spaleta:
> > On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 16:32:15 -0700, Jon Savage <jonathansavage gmail com> wrote:
> > > I hate that behavior. It is OK as a user configurable *option* but
> > > makes for a poor default IMHO since more often than not I'm inserting
> > > a blank cd intending to burn something using my app of choice & have
> > > to wait for the silly burn:// folder to come up, 
> > 
> > Now see here's the problem... you have an application of choice... you
> > know what you want. I'm not really sure defaults are meant to
> > primarily address the needs of users who know which applications they
> > prefer. You have a preference, the preference dialogs are there for
> > you to use to set your preference.
> > 
> > For users, who do not have a preference already, the defaults need to
> > present reasonable sane and intutive behavior. Users who do not have a
> > preference, are not informed enough to use the preference dialog to
> > customizes their environment, the defaults need to provide reasonable
> > functionality without demanding users to make a choice or state a
> > preference.
> > 
> > A poor default for me, as a competent, well informed and technically
> > inclined power user with years of linux experience could easily be the
> > best, most sane and intuitive default for an inexperienced user who is
> > unfamiliar with specific linux applications. I know enough to
> > reconfigure my system better for my needs, and my knowledge empowers
> > me to use the tools at hand to mold the environment to my will. It's
> > an absolutely trivial burden for me to go to the preference dialog and
> > turn off the automounting/autobrowsing features of the volume
> > management and I'm sure its an absolutely trivial burden for you as
> > well. If having automounting and autobrowsing of media on by default
> > makes the system more approachable and easier to work with for a new
> > user and empowers them to use the system more fully and more often,
> > I'm all for it even though i have absolutely no desire to ever use
> > that feature for myself.
> > 
> > -jef
> 


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]