[haiku-development] Re: tracker patch

On 5/28/07, Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"Michael Berg" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As I said it was very minimal.  I think it adds definition to the
> bar.  I
> guess you wouldn't be interested in my other change.  It was a hack
> to round
> the edges of the replicant area.  I wont even bother with a patch for
> that

Indeed, I don't think it's necessary; the look of Tracker and Deskbar
should closely resemble the look of the rest of the system :-)

> one.  But the problem you desribe above sounds like an interesting
> challange.  I'm not promising anything but I would like to look into
> that :)

That would be very nice. If you start planning on it (no matter if you
later actually start working on it), it would be nice we could discuss
it on this list to find a good way on how to do that.

Bye,
   Axel.


Well, for me to get started I would need to get up to date on how everyone
currently sees Tracker/Deskbar evolving.
I personally think Tracker is a bit monolithic for the BeOS experience.  I'd
like to see the "shell" (Tracker/Deskbar) broken up into a kit that third
parties could easily create replacements for.  I don't want to go off on a
tangent so I'll cut myself off with that statement.

What sort of ideas have been kicked around regarding this access problem.  I
see 3 classic, boring solutions right off. First scroll the list like a
normal menu.  Allowing for "locked" programs.  Second, a button that pops a
menu like when toolbars have too many buttons.  Third, splits and
multi-columns.  None of these seems to be great solutions.  I'd like to know
what others think.  I'll think on it some.

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