[Geany-devel] Some obsolete(?) bug reports

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sat Feb 18 13:17:17 UTC 2012

Sorry for the long delay, I was busy last week (OK, no one cares anyway)

Le 18/02/2012 02:45, Lex Trotman a écrit :
> On 18 February 2012 12:13, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> On 02/17/2012 09:42 AM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
>>> On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:14:19 -0800
>>> Matthew Brush<mbrush at codebrainz.ca>  wrote:
>>>>> 3. "geany xyz.txt" does not load files from session - ID: 2838686 [3]
>>>>> Here it wasn't decided whether of not Geany should restore session.  I
>>>>> suggest we discuss this question and finally either fix the bug or mark
>>>>> it as WONTFIX.
>>>> I don't often use Geany for opening files from the command line and
>>>> usually I always have a Geany window open so if I do, it's not an issue,
>>>> so I can't really provide a worthwhile opinion here.
>>> As the bug report states, opening a file _with your file manager_ or
>>> CLI loses the last [default] session [if no geany is running]. The
>>> complaints we usually got were "I double-clicked foo.c and lost my
>>> session", to which we usually replied "use projects". So this affects
>>> the GUI, even more than CLI.
> I just taught the file mangler to run geany -c so it never interrupts
> what a normal Geany is doing :)

I don't think that's something everybody should need to do.

>> Yeah, I don't usually do that either. I almost always have an instance of
>> Geany running on my 2nd monitor and if not, I'm usually not surprised by the
>> behaviour since I do use projects mostly unless I'm just quickly editing a
>> file or two.
>>> Why not have a vote and finally implement or wontfix it? I volunteer to
>>> write the preference, as a graphical or vaiouus preference, if we decide
>>> "aye".
> Since there is no "always right" answer as to how Geany should react
> I'd say "wont change" since we have well known documented behaviour
> already.

I personally do think what we do is definitely the Wrong Thing.
Honestly, I always have found this behavior very counter-intuitive and
not helpful.  I mean, if I tell Geany to restore my session, I expect it
to be restored whenever I start Geany, not only in some cases.

OK, for me it's not a real problem since I always have one or more Geany
instance open, but remembering the early times I did unexpectedly lost
some session data because of this behavior.

To summarize, I think that the current behavior will most likely NOT be
the expected one and will disturb most users.  See, even us do
workaround that in some ways, either using -c or having an instance
always open.

So I'd say "aye" to Dimitar since he gently volunteered :)  Moreover if
it is a preference I don't see any loss; but I'd better see this
preference turned on by default for new configurations if the restore
session one is on.

That's my POV of course :)


> Cheers
> Lex
>> I have no opposition to this, though I wouldn't even know which way to vote.
>> Why not setup one of those online polls and send a message to the mailing
>> list(s) and see what happens?
>> Cheers,
>> Matthew Brush
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