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Re: ANNOUNCE GWorkspace 0.6.1

From: Philippe C.D. Robert
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE GWorkspace 0.6.1
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:12:45 +0100
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MJ Ray wrote:
With respect, I think it is constructive. We should double-check whether
or not quitting GWorkspace can cause data loss and only have a "Are
you sure?" if it does (as in the NS3.3 UI guide). Preferences are not
something to be used every time that there is a design question to be
asked. That leads to one hell of a mess, both in the user experiences of
GNUstep and in trying to debug things ("attach your configuration file"
as well as "explain what happened").

I'm not convinced by the "you can quit it when you meant hide" argument. Why
is this more of a problem for GWorkspace than other applications?

In general I agree with you, but GWorkspace is IHMO a special case if (and only if) quitting means logging out of the session. And I guess it should do that. Even if this is not linked to a potential data loss it is annoying to be logged out by accident. This may easily happen eg. if you use keyboard based navigation on a system where the window/menu focus is not always working as expected, such as on GNUstep :-)

Besides having such an panel does not do any harm given that you do not quit GWorkspace that often.

Just my $0.02...

Philippe C.D. Robert

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