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Re: ANNOUNCE GWorkspace 0.6.1

From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE GWorkspace 0.6.1
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:18:42 -0800 (PST)

> 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 :-)
Yes, many people choose to start GWorkspace BEFORE their Window Manager of
choice...in this case, if you quit GWorkspace, WM quits, troubles
ensue..etc..There are legitimate reasons for this, besides just "loss of
data (which nobody has bothered to define in this context anyways)
> Besides having such an panel does not do any harm given that you do not
> quit GWorkspace that often.

Alex Perez

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