Re: [dev] [st] New feature idea

From: Raphaël Proust <>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:54:38 +0000

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
> On 29 March 2013 14:31, Nick <> wrote:
>> […]
> While I find many of those features useless, some of them are plain
> cool, and are innovative. Why are we stuck with a text terminal when
> we aren't using a tty most of the time? Sure simple text modes should
> always be supported but additional features are cool. I'd love to be
> able do an easy ls and be able to see my picture previews, why not?
> It' s not terribly complicated and it sure is useful.

I also like the idea of not having a pure-text interaction with the
computer, but Terminology is definitely pushing things too far. It's
hard to have a good middle ground.

Alternatively, you could set up plumber and have your terminal be as
smart as acme: left-click on a .jpg/png/gif/whatever opens an image
viewer. It separates the two concept (ls and preview) and is dead
simple. Bonus points: because the two concepts are separate, you can
have the plumbing rules independent of your terminal so you can set up
different dispatching easily.

Raphaël Proust
Received on Fri Mar 29 2013 - 19:54:38 CET

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