I'm sure you all remember the radial menu concept Matt showed us in August. Matt continues his ingenuity in design by tackling some great ideas for Blender's outliner. Things like visibility control and drag and drop grouping.
Overall some very cool stuff that would add a whole new level of useability to the outliner. I know I'm excited about the possibilities.
I did some experiments in the Blender Outliner, partially inspired by the expectations and real-world usability testing of the HISK students. Click below to see a little work in progress teaser video of the sort of thing that I'm getting at. The drag and drop stuff might take some time before it gets in a state ready to be committed to CVS, though. There are some structural issues in other areas of the code (that I'm not too confident with) that should probably be dealt with first."
The video demonstration can be found here. (right click and save as of course!)
Note: this is just an experiment; there's no code in CVS yet or any planning for when it will be. We don't want to get your hopes up, but thought you might enjoy seeing a cool coding experiment.
Update: The latest CVS has Matt's goodies in it. Find a windows version at graphicall.