GNOME UI Summary for December 2, 1999 – January 5, 2000

Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 03:21:09 -0600
From: “James M. Cape” [email protected]
To: GNOME Announce List [email protected]

This is the GNOME UI Summary for December 2, 1999 – January 5,

Table of Contents

1) File Types Proposal
2) Updated Redesigns
3) New UI Hit Squad Member

1) File Types Proposal

There is now a proposal for handling File Types from within the
GNOME File Manager, File Dialogs, etc. It covers how the user will
interact with File Types, how they will add, modify, and delete
them, and how they will add, modify, and delete File Actions. This
is very important, as it covers (basically) everything that happens
when a user double-clicks on a file. More information is available


For those of you who have been wondering, this is what the Hit
Squad has been doing for these past few weeks.

2) Updated Redesigns

There is an updated redesign of the GNOME Control Center
available at

This implements the Control Center’s role in File Types, adds a
Placeholder pane (for when no capplet is loaded), and implements
the new Global Panel properties available in CVS HEAD gnome-core.
Unfortunately, the size of the window has been increased to 630×475
to accomodate this, and thus will no longer easily fit on a 640×480
screen (since window borders are not taken into account in that

There is also a minor update to the redesign of GnomeICU
available at

This modifies the Incoming Message dialog to include a “Reply”

3) New UI Hit Squad Member

The UI Hit Squad has a new member, J. Adam Mays. This brings the
current roster to

James M. Cape [email protected]
David C. Mason [email protected]
sungod [email protected]
Michael Gratton [email protected]
David Santiago [email protected]
J. Adam Mays [email protected]

Obviously, there is a long way to go, so send in those feature
requests, patches, and ideas.

P.S. I am again sorry it took so long to get this out, finals,
two moves, Christmas, New Years, and a protracted discussion on
MIME-Types are my excuses this time around (I *will* release
regular bi-weekly reports from now on :-)).

Jim Cape