Re: ANNOUNCE: PonG 0.11 "Ni"

On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 01:21:49PM -0700, Loban Amaan Rahman wrote:
> > GnomePropertyBox was fine for the times.  However times are changing.
> > Nowdays just about everyone agrees that the best way to do properties is with
> > immediate effect, that is things get applied immediately.  This is what's
> > done in PonG and that's something that doesn't make absolutely any sense in
> > GnomePropertyBox.
> > 
> > There is a planned feature in pong to support the "OK/Apply" types of boxes,
> > but it's not there yet as I don't see such a great need for it.
> You are mostly right in that a lot of things can get applied immediately, but
> not *everything*. For example, suppose I use a rangebar or a spin button to
> choose a number between 1 and 100. If the operation performed on changing the
> number is expensive, I wouldn't want it to get applied immediately as I moved
> the rangebar or clicked the spin-button arrows. This is a case where an apply
> button is necessary.

If it's expensive, make a timeout in your change handler and only apply the
change every certain amount of time.  That way this will work no matter what
type of preference box the user chooses to use.

> Hence, my feature request for PonG would be to support OK/Apply boxes if
> requested. ;-) Thanks for the great work so far.

:) Well there is beginnings of this support (they have been beginnings for
the past year:).

I plan to have some pong specific keys in the gconf database to specify
overrides.  So that a user can choose to always get OK/Apply or always get
immediate effect boxes, and can choose between notebook or the list layout.


George <jirka 5z com>
   Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
                       -- Napoleon

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