[Geany-Devel] [Geany-devel] [PATCH 13/19] Remove the "set" button from the project properties dialog

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at btinternet.com
Sat Oct 6 17:39:40 UTC 2012

On 06/10/2012 17:25, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> Hi,
> This got committed, but actually the button did set "%p" (not %d) to the
> directory in which execute non-filetype commands (like make).  This is

I was aware that it sets %p, not %d.

> useful for anybody with a basedir-only build system (non-recursive
> autotools, handmade Makefiles, Waf, plenty of others), so I think
> providing an easy way to set this is useful.
> Commit is 9add067c040b23753d982688eb19fee932437301
> What do you think?

I had 2 reasons to remove it:

* It's bad UI design to have a button on one notebook page that silently 
affects fields on another notebook page.
* It's quite easy to type %p, select it and middle-click paste it to any 
other fields desired.

I'm not against adding something like it, so long as it's on the Build page.


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