GPA development

Bernhard Reiter
Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:16:09 +0200

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On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 04:29:45PM +0200, Peter Gerwinski wrote:

> Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > (This was related to writing plug-in for the filebrowsers on major
> > platforms.) But the design concept has to be there. Maybe filebrowser
> > developers will help if they know in detail what functionality they have
> > to provide.
> IIRC, file browsers have documented interfaces for such
> plug-ins, don't they?

It might need some work to add it to a filebrowser in a useful way.
> > > > b) The keyring management dialog should transparently show
> > > > all important information in one window.=20
> > >=20
> > > Not all - Did you read the Whitten report on the PGP GUI. =20
> > > One important thing is still missing: An option (which is enabled by
> > > default) to suppress most information - the standard mode; the other
> > > information should only be shown in expert mode.
> >=20
> > True. May I should have written: Only the (most) important information.
> > But it should show it at once, the way it is done now with all the
> > windows is very cumbersome from a usability perspective.
> I have my problems with the concepts of "user levels". IMHO the
> display of each information should be configurable separately.
> In addition, we can provide ready-made profiles for novice,
> intermediate, and expert users, but for the real[TM] expert,
> customization is most important.
I am not completely sure about that statement. Sometimes less configuration possibilities are better and even suit the experts.=20 =09 Bernhard --=20 Professional Service around Free Software ( = =20 The FreeGIS Project ( Association for a Free Informational Infrastructure ( --RhUH2Ysw6aD5utA4 Content-Type: application/pgp-signature -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.1 (SunOS) Comment: For info see iEYEARECAAYFAjlTcSgACgkQh9ag3dpKERb3KgCfbTmHWuZjE0PYMpFDKvMj7SBq YbcAoLcELuMhjCiLDwTpue0PsJQyOark =miM4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --RhUH2Ysw6aD5utA4--