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Re: What I HATE about F11



On 06/15/2009 04:22 PM, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Casey Dahlin<cdahlin redhat com> wrote:
>> The ability for nautilus to prompt for credentials when the user tries to do something outside his permission level has been missing for far too long. Its annoying to implement, but I'll owe a beer to whoever finally does it.
> 
> 
> I just threw that out as one example of how to think like a new admin
> when figuring out how to perform an administrative task for the first
> time would end up trying to re-login as root in order to get access to
> gui tools to make up for a lack of familiarity with the command line.
> I'm sure there are other easy to reach for examples to illustrate the
> point.   We've got a set of task specific GUI tools that make use of
> the authorizations framework that helps a lot when normal usage
> patterns requires a user to act as an admin( without really having to
> realize it).  But I'm not sure we've collectively got our heads around
> the use case the defines the collective needs of the novice
> administrator and sets a boundary beyond which command line
> familiarity is expected. .File permissions may or not be one of those
> things we expect to fall into that novice boundary.  It's difficult
> for me to even make a suggestion as to where the boundary is, I reach
> for the commandline a lot more often than I strictly need to with the
> current set of UI tools available.
> 
> -jef
> 

Maybe we should just make the command line more friendly so users don't mind reaching for it. I vote we add clippy.

--CJD


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