Proposal for Save As.../Open dialog
sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 11 18:51:48 EST 2009
As a user, "Data Format" is better than "Storage Format"
I have seen "File Type" or simply "Type" used. Open Office uses the former. MS Office uses "Save as type" (which shows that they can be clunky too!)
--- On Fri, 12/11/09, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be> wrote:
> From: Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be>
> Subject: Re: Proposal for Save As.../Open dialog
> To: "Christian Stimming" <stimming at tuhh.de>
> Cc: gnucash-devel at gnucash.org
> Date: Friday, December 11, 2009, 12:10 PM
> On Friday 11 December 2009, Christian
> Stimming wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 10. Dezember 2009 schrieb Geert
> > > See
> > > http://www.kobaltwit.be/gnucash/images/SaveAsXml.jpg
> > > http://www.kobaltwit.be/gnucash/images/SaveAsPostgres.jpg
> > > http://www.kobaltwit.be/gnucash/images/OpenFile.jpg
> > > http://www.kobaltwit.be/gnucash/images/OpenPostgres.jpg
> > >
> > >
> > > These are 4 screenshots of a reworked File Access
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > There's a glitch in the SaveAs screenshots (the
> Save As... button has the
> > > wrong label), but I have already fixed it.
> > >
> > > 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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