Proposal for Save As.../Open dialog

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Fri Dec 11 15:10:06 EST 2009

On Friday 11 December 2009, Christian Stimming wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 10. Dezember 2009 schrieb Geert Janssens:
> > See
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> > These are 4 screenshots of a reworked File Access dialog.
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> > What changed:
> > * The dialog gets a proper title
> > * If the selected backend is a file backend, the Database Frame is hidden
> > * And the other way around as well.
> > * Set a minimum width. Without it the dialog comes up too narrow.
> > * Some minor layout changes (spacing, justification,...) to harmonize
> > with other GnuCash dialogs.
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> > There's a glitch in the SaveAs screenshots (the Save As... button has the
> > wrong label), but I have already fixed it.
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> > Before I check in, I would appreciate some opinions on these changes.
> > I myself am not really sure "Storage Format" is a proper term to use.
> Looks very nice. Maybe the term "Data Format" would be more user-accessible
> (even though it might not be 100% technically correct, but then, the
> wording is for them, not for us). IMHO you can go ahead and commit.
> Regards,
> Christian

I like "Data Format", I think I'll go for that one.

Before I commit, I just realized that the dialog was adapted using 
glade-3.6.2, which doesn't save in the libglade2 format. Just yesterday Derek 
proposed to wait with the conversion to glade-3 until after the 2.4 branch.

So I'm not sure if it is ok to commit.

I think it will be alright in this case, because:
* It works ok, I have tested that.
* The dialog has been reworked fairly intensively, so even if it was written 
in glade-2 format, a diff with the original dialog would essentially show the 
new file. I mean the svn diff history would be equally meaningless if the new 
glade file was still in glade-2 format as it is now.

But I ask anyway...


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