[Geany-Devel] GEANY - New behaviour of "close" document action to close only tabs
elextr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 23:18:19 UTC 2013
On 22 January 2013 10:04, vadim kochan <vadim4j at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is just a "demonstrative" code.
> So, I just wanted to share my changes,
> may be someone will be interested in them, nothing more :-)
Ok, in that case you probably need to provide more of a use-case for
it. Whats wrong with the current system? And how does your proposal
address that. So far all I could see was that you don't like the
current system. That may be a reason to change it. :) But to
convince others that it should be in core you probably need more
reasoning. Like I said I don't see the point of it?
> Actually, meanwhile I dont see it as a plugin-like functionality, but
> rather like main functionality
> which can be turned on/off from "settings" box.
Shouldn't make any difference if its plugin or core. Plugins are
optional functionality, not second class citizens. We don't want to
keep inflating core with more and more options, Geany should remain
light and fast. But that will depend on the response to the
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 22 January 2013 09:08, vadim kochan <vadim4j at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> > May be someone will be interested in this.
>> > I find useless that file is removed from session when I close it from
>> > tab,
>> > and decided to make
>> > changes for this.Not sure if the changes are good, this is first working
>> > version.
>> Something like this should be in a plugin rather than changing the
>> behaviour of the Geany default projects. The default project
>> functionality (really just named sessions) provides a very lightweight
>> and simple paradigm which should not be changed. Making your version
>> a plugin will allow the current system to remain as the default. There
>> are also the two existing project plugins which provide different
>> project features, so why not another?
>> > I think that tabs can be more usefull when allows switching only between
>> > selected
>> > documents but not between all.
>> > Here are the changes
>> > https://github.com/vkochan/geany/commits/close_tab_not_file .
>> > Will be glade to have any response.
>> > Here are some notes:
>> > 1) All "close" actions anywhere in IDE now means to close document tab
>> > page.
>> > 2) Opened tabs are saved into session file for future restoring them
>> > after
>> > opening the project.
>> > 3) To remove document from project it is possible only by using "Remove"
>> > menu
>> > item on sidebar panel.
>> > 4) Plugins should receive "document-close" event in case when document
>> > removed
>> > from project.Not sure if its correct. With these changes should be 2
>> > different events: document-close
>> > & document-remove.
>> Personally I don't see the use-case for your paradigm, the project
>> session remembers all files opened unless they are manually removed?
>> But that is up to you.
>> > The feature can be turned on only after defining a macro in cflags
>> > before
>> > the build:
>> > -DGEANY_CLOSE_TAB_NOT_FILE
>> As I said above, it should be a plugin, not a change to the core
>> behaviour. Then a user can enable it at runtime if they want to.
>> Also a compile time selection is not acceptable, distributions can
>> only select one option, and having differing project functionality in
>> different distros is going to be very confusing for users, so it is
>> unlikely to be accepted into Geany.
>> PS if your plugin needs extra hooks into the core please discuss it
>> here *before* you code anything, that will save you from possibly
>> having to make big changes.
>> > I tested it only a little bit, not all cases, so there can be some
>> > surprises.
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