[Geany-Devel] [RFC] Document Messages and File Notification Behaviour (was: buried down deep somewhere)

Lex Trotman elextr at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 09:08:38 UTC 2012


>> Agree that this is a PITA.  Since there is a solution available, why
>> not improve the user experience?
> I agree, the modal dialog is horrible, especially when you get them multiple
> times in a row (since it pops up for each changed document) which is not
> uncommon after switching branches/tags in a VCS.

or when looking at generated files whilst debugging the program that
generates them.

>>>>> Thomas also mentioned on IRC that Gedit makes a document "read-only"
>>>>> when it detects disk-changes, which seems like a completely sane and
>>>>> safe thing to do, although potentially also annoying. Do we want to do
>>>>> this as well, in addition to the stuff being discussed above?
>>>> Might be good, except when the document has modifications already.
>> And it also forces the user to respond immediately, whichis what we
>> want to avoid.
> Wrong. You can still give no immediately response, e.g. by changing to
> another document or just viewing the document. Requiring an action if you
> are actually going to deal with the document in question is OK for me.

Well, I don't really agree with being forced to do something to
continue use of a file, *I'M* in charge of this program, not the other
way around </rant> but its not that big a point.

> FWIW, aligning with Gedit might be more convinient for newcomers that come
> from gedit. This doesn't have to be a reason for us to do anything, but
> might become an interesting point if Mint really replaces Gedit with Geany.

But this is a big point, as a matter of principle, Geany should not
compromise being the best (lightweight) IDE it can be just to be
similar to some dumbed down version.


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