Re: Pictures default directory.

I partly agree with Jakub. I think F-Spot should monitor ~/Photos by
default, but on the first "Import" action, note the user that files
are going to be copied into ~/Photos, and put a "Change..." button.

This way we won't interrupt users on the first start-up with question
he doesn't know the answer for, and we also keep him aware for what's
going on.


On 12/9/05, David Moore <dcm mit edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-09 at 13:08 -0500, John Stoffel wrote:
> > I guess this is how I see it:
> > - f-spot starts up.
> > - looks for ~/Photos/
> >   - if it exists, look for ~/Photos/.f-spotrc
> >     - if it exists, then f-spot owns this directory.
> >     - if .f-spotrc doesn't exist in ~/Photos, then ASK if you want
> >       this directory should be managed.
> I agree 100% with John's logic here.  An application should never start
> modifying an existing file structure without a) specifically informing
> the user and allowing them to abort or b) responding to a direct user
> action that would logically cause the modification.
> Starting the application for the first time does not count as (b).
> If popping up a "wizard" upon first launching f-spot is frowned upon by
> the developers, then I believe the correct action is to _not add any_
> directory to the catalog.  The user would be required to edit the
> preferences and specifically add one.
> Just my 2cents,
> David
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Yo'av Moshe

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