Re: [Gimp-developer] Save/export, option to go back to old behaviour

A couple of hours ago, when discussing this issue with Jesusda we both noticed (both noticed it for the very first time) the option in the preferences that disables the warning for unsaved XCF files.

After realizing the existence of that feature, I can't see why we should go back to the older behavior, since all that users want is having the export/overwrite features saving and not warning of the unsaved file right after the export.
Replacing the export accelerators for the current save accelerators and disabling the unsaved file warning is all you need if you want the old behavior back.

It brings the potential risk of loosing unsaved data, but if you're willing to go back to the old behavior, then you're accepting that danger in a certain degree, because the old method carried that risk.

So, what's all this discussion about after all? Do we need to revert to the old method? Answer seems no, not because nobody would want the old behavior back (there is a lot of people crying for it), but because it's pointless to use developer efforts and cluttering the UI with something that's already possible.

2012/11/16 Chris Mohler <cr33dog gmail com>
On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Monty Montgomery <xiphmont gmail com> wrote:
>> So unless you come up with a real usability study within our target user
>> group that shows that they can't handle this change we won't change
>> this.
> Or, you can do what I've done-- build Gimp 2.6 and not take upgrades.

Or, like I've done - install both ;)  Sometimes when I *know* it's
just going to be a one-shot operation and I don't give a damn about
the source file*, I'll right-click and open in 2.6 instead of 2.8.

The downside of this is that I'm having to remember both behaviors.
But I'm getting used to it and will probably stick with 2.8 only when
next I upgrade my OS.


* for example: crappy JPEG, crop to some text, maybe chop letters
apart, convert to grayscale, levels, save as PNG, upload to WTF font
identifier.  If disk space weren't cheap, I'd delete both the source
and destination afterward: they are of no further use.  In 2.8 I close
without saving.
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