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Bug 35562 - Simplify explorer content by providing view for specific content types
Summary: Simplify explorer content by providing view for specific content types
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: All All
: P1 blocker (vote)
Assignee: _ tboudreau
Depends on:
Blocks: 35583
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Reported: 2003-08-21 10:42 UTC by mvinar
Modified: 2004-09-02 08:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description mvinar 2003-08-21 10:42:54 UTC
User problem:
The explorer can become cluttered with a lot of
stuff, if the user uses a lot of external
libraries/docs/sources and does not understand the
concept of "hiding" a filesystem, or needs to be
able to look at some of those occasionally.

User need:
The user needs to be able to look at exactly what
he needs at given point in time in the explorer.
Most of the time, he only needs the source files
he is developing, but occasionally he might need
to look at the classpath definition, library
sources, etc.

Product requirement:
Enhance the Explorer with ability to limit the
content displayed to certain presets (such as
"Source Files", "Library Sources", "Classpath", etc.)
Comment 1 _ tboudreau 2003-08-23 23:28:56 UTC
Point for consideration - see my recent work on the outline/
navigator module - if we are moving the structural view 
to the navigator module, that's where the simplification
should happen.

As it happens, I've implemented something like this:  The
Navigator supplies the following:
- Look selection combo
- Editable filter combo - filters are defined by the look,
but string entry is also supported.
Comment 2 Jan Becicka 2003-11-04 13:41:18 UTC
Issue 6992 ([Explorer View] Flattened explorer view (less tree depth
to speed up working)) worths reading.
Comment 3 Jesse Glick 2004-07-24 19:35:48 UTC
Effectively done.