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Re: spatial finder

From: Enrico Sersale
Subject: Re: spatial finder
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 21:20:44 +0300

On 2004-06-16 19:43:36 +0300 Rogelio M.Serrano Jr. <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2004-06-16 19:45:22 +0800 Nicolas Roard <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Le 16 juin 04, à 12:35, Rogelio Serrano a écrit :
>>> Well can we drop the term spatial finder and just talk about saving a 
>>> search as an icon so i can click on the icon and a folder opens to show 
>>> all items found?
>> Well, saving a search is a good idea. And indeed it has nothing to do with 
>> spatial finders.
> Yes until we start thinking about the persistence of the search result and 
> how to update it when a new file is created or deleted. Or to search the 
> contents of the "folder" and make it persistent too and hence adding another 
> "folder" inside the original. And how to prevent "duplicating views".

I think that I know how to create these "live search folders". I'll start to 
write something in the next weeks...
But, even if it is probably true that, theoretically, this has nothing to do 
with a spatial behaviour of the file viewer, I must say that it seems to me 
that the existence of a spatial viewer would help me a lot. For the moment this 
is only a idea, I can't explain better; but, for example, the window of a 
opened "live search folder" will belong probably to Finder.app but it will look 
like all the other windows of the file viewer.
The next work in my to do list was already to rewrite the Icons Viewer and the 
Small Icons Viewer and to unify them in a single new viewer that will use the 
new framework written for Desktop.app (resizable icons and labels, label under 
or at the right of the icon, settable background color, etc.). So, what about 
doing it a "spatial" viewer? I think that I know how to make it get on together 
very well with the browser viewer (anyway the /main/ viewer). This would not be 
a problem.
But, beeing this a big change, I'd want to know what the other users think. 
Please, find five minutes for answering to this!

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