Re: how to store prefs/session data
- From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs noisehavoc org>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: jacob berkman <jacob ximian com>, gconf-list gnome org, gnomecc-list gnome org, gnome-2-0 <gnome-2-0-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: how to store prefs/session data
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:26:34 -0700
On 10Oct2001 01:51PM (-0400), Havoc Pennington wrote:
> jacob berkman <jacob ximian com> writes:
> > would you say:
> > preferences == global
> > properties == per-instance
> > that is what the panel currently has - global prefs and per-panel
> > properties, and i think that distinction is what you are making here.
> I think that's right for the panel, that the per-panel stuff is
> per-session, so e.g. when you create a new blank session you would get
> the default panel setup again. But "global preferences" would be kept
> across all sessions.
> I need to follow up to Maciej's mail though, not sure about all the
> issues he raised yet.
Actually, add another one:
* Is the set of panel applets, and their position in the panel, are
per-session setting? Does that mean that if you quit without saving
your session, you lose your panel settings? That would be bad.
> (Reminds me of a UI issue - right-click menu on the panel should
> probably have properties for the panel, that's what right click
> usually does, right?)
It does, but it also has preferences, and the distinction wasn't
totally clear to me until Jacob explained it.
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