Re: The State of (in)Consistency of Save Confirmation Dialogs

On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 14:17 +0100, Markus Bertheau ☭ wrote:

> I understand that it would be better if all apps did not expose the
> implementation model of hard disk vs. RAM, but I don't understand why
> the behaviour described above should not be appropriate for the
> currently used model. Can you detail on this?

You have two cases:

1. Already-saved documents with modifications
2. Unsaved documents

When you exit the program, you don't want it to automatically save (1)
to the existing filename since you may not want the document's changes
to be on your "final" on-disk version.

For both cases, though, you may want to save to ~/.gnome2/tmp/myapp or
something, so that you can re-open those files when you restart the
program.  The files would be deleted when you actually save the
documents to a "real" filename, or close them without saving.

If this model is desirable, maybe the HIG should hint to it.


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