On Tuesday 06 July 2004 16:41, Sashmit Bhaduri wrote:
> > and document orientation should be dropped
> I don't really see a problem with document orientation that we used to
> have. For most users, this document orientation is minimal at best,
> since they have one feed list, and it is automatically opened when the
> open up akregator (or session).
Ok, we could "hide" document orientation, but atm the user still has to save
changes. We could autosave feed lists. But having different documents in a
SDI-like GUI without save option etc. is confusing for users (and how should
a new file be created and saved?). It's somewhere in the middle of the
approaches the user is used to and neither fish nor fowl.
> Sharing of feed lists, both with a user and themselves (different
> computers), and an user and other people. This is what the document
> orientation is trying to achieve. This practice is growing rapidly
> with online feed readers like bloglines.
Okay, that's a point, having the feed list hidden somewhere in $HOME/.kde
makes exchange of the list a little bit more inconvenient. Export/Import
could help, but that is still a step more to do.
> - removing the save action
> - autosaving feed lists
> - renaming "save as" to "export feed list"
> - keeping multiple windows and feed list opening capability
> I think that would be the best of both worlds.
Hmm, I am not convinced yet if multiple windows are really needed.
If one wants to simply watch the contents of an opml file, this could be done
in konqueror using akregatorPart as a opml viewer.
If he is interested to really use the feed list, he can import it as a new
subfolder to his single feed list. Maybe an "add to akregator" action could
be added to the context menu of opml files like we already do with feeds.
> > To me, the combination of allowing multiple instances and using systray
> > icons is a mess.
> I agree. I think we should have one systray icon, and only one systray
How should the icon behave if we have multiple windows with different opml
files? There is no central main window which could be shown and hidden
clicking the icon.