DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-12
Re: user interfaces
"Martin P. Hellwig" <mhellwig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The idea is not mine, this is something often done
> in novell and dos by administrators, writing scripts
> for the users to prevent them being lost in the shell
Yes, good old batch files. But still, one could build
a framework for modules of some sort.
Perhaps even a newbie shell with a nano-like command-bar, with the most
common commands and easily accessible documentation, perhaps man pages
wrapped in such a nano-like viewer. I always trip up on suspended
processes, having to kill them, so it might be something for me.. :}
> The future of the desktop? I don't know, but one
> thing I do know that the shell is something I feel
> comfortable in (I started as a desktop-drooler).
When I was learning BASIC, back in 6th grade, (could it in the 1980's??
wow, time flies) on one occasion I turned down playing with a classmate
since he was into games.. Computers were meant for programming! :} ah,
the crazy things we do. So perhaps in a sense I have travelled in the
other direction. (Though "desktop-drooling" may be overstating my
> Perhaps I would like to have a clean desktop whats more built like
> "unix" idea ,small programs that a very good in one thing but can
> together easily to "create" a bigger more complicated function, with
> interaction between programs in a UML diagram like way.
> I describe it poorly because I still haven't figured out why this
> be any better then the already present choices for a gui.
> But let me think a couple of years about it maybe something useful
> come out of it :-)
All the good ideas we carry around in the back of our heads. ´:)
/Jonas Sundström. www.kirilla.com