Ticket #523 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Restore GUI browsing of course lockers

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords: hackathon
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


The foot menu (and Dash) had a browsable tree of course lockers (or at least the ones we knew about). Users have been overhead discussing the lack of GUI access to course lockers on Debathena. In keeping with a goal of "you shouldn't have to use the Terminal", we should design some sort of rudimentary UI for this and put it on the Desktop or ideally in the Places menu. It can be as simple as:

gnome-open /mit/zenity --entry --text="What locker would you like to open?"

albeit with a more error checking, obviously.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

Argh, stupid wiki formatting

gnome-open /mit/`zenity --entry --text="What locker would you like to open?"`

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Keywords hackathon added
  • Milestone changed from Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy) to Fall 2010

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

We should also offer an option to add the locker to your .gtk-bookmarks (and thus your Places menu). I could possibly be convinced that this is not necessary and retraining users is the right answer, but it's a minimal investment.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Natty Alpha to The Distant Future

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by jdreed

So, Nautilus has LocationWidgetProvider?, which allows you throw things up at the top of browser windows (though below Nautilus' own toolbar). I would not be opposed to adding an "MIT Toolbar" that perhaps had "Open a locker" "Go to my www" "Go to my Public", etc. Users could easily skip this by setting an environment variable, and obviously it would take into account things like whether you even have AFS, or whether your homedir is in AFS or whatever.

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