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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Auto Save Settings - your opinion?

From: motiv4u
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Auto Save Settings - your opinion?
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:24:16 +0100

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 3:22 AM, Michael Petch <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi All,
> After spending some time on many platforms this week I will admit I am not a
> fan of the auto save settings. There are still some bugs (Switching between
> 3d and 2d, the view/panels view/tool bar settings) don't auto save. Some
> settings save twice (not a big deal in most cases), but one big one is that
> if I resize windows and move thing around I have to go out of my way to find
> an option that does save so that I can get window/panel size/pos changes to.
> Sometimes I even forget and find the layout changed the next time I return.
> I understand why Save Settings  was removed - I have seen some of the
> complaints. The advantage the old way was that I had control over when
> things saved and there was no guessing. I could go an entire session with
> changes made and then undo it all just by exiting.
> I was thinking of fixing the things that were not auto saving but got to
> feeling - I'd personally fix it by reverting it all back ;-) .
> I'm just not sure that the way we have implemented is better than what it
> was before. I am curious about other people's opinion on this. I figure I am
> in the minority on my feelings about this.
> Michael
I am with you.
>From time to time I like to go on the 'trial path'. Messing around
with settings to see what consequences there are.

So now I have a gnubgautorc_mine. Ready to overwrite the auto-saved
gnubgautorc. so I can reset GNU backgammon to my default settings.
Kind of a hustle.

I understand the frustration of new gnubg users with the previous
'Save Settings'.
But it should be possible to have a choice. With or without auto-save.
A simple command would be sufficient.


"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot
lose." -Jim Elliot

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