Just stumbled across this on gnome-look.org. I think it’s really nice and exactly what Nautilus could do with, to differentiate it from the pack. I’ve always wanted a column view in Nautilus, but this idea goes one better… I think the easiest way to implement something like this would be to program a GObject with almost exactly the same API as GtkTreeView and adapting the current Nautilus list view. Perhaps Ross’s OwlTreeModelSlice could help here?
One of the big things that Dates doesn’t yet do is recurring events. Not really due to difficulty, I’m just having a hard time thinking of a way to present it sensibly on a small screen. Some examples of other apps:
Evolution’s recurring event dialogue
GPE’s recurring event dialogue
Evolution’s looks fairly sane (or at least as sane as setting detailed recurrence can look..), but is far too big. GPE’s is obviously lacking some polish, but I have issue with dialogues that have invisible options that magically pop up (discoverability).
I’ve finished a very preliminary design of what I think may be suitable for Dates, but some feedback (and screenshots of other applications) would be appreciated so I can get some perspective.
Preliminary design for Dates’ recurrence dialogue