[haiku-development] Re: Working on Caya and Mail app for GSoC

  • From: Jérôme Duval <korli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:56:29 +0200

2011/3/30 Stephan Aßmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>:
> I'm thinking Tracker and Deskbar provide not only the access to files and
> show which apps are running, they are the desktop and the main interaction
> point with the system level features. I have no problem extending the
> meaning of an icon in Tracker to represent an object of information,
> independend of its storage location being local or remote. I can even
> imagine icons to have more meanings. There are already icons with more
> virtual, detached from the FS meaning, like the Trash icon or the Disk icon.
> I can also imagine attached devices to be displayed as icons on the desktop,
> like a scanner or a printer. IMHO an icon certainly does not have to always
> represent a local file.

What this really means is you want Tracker to show other things than
files. It doesn't technically require a FS, but would show the need
for a new way of integration with Tracker.


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