Re: [sabayon] UI change? Manditory vs. Default

I like it.  That is the way I expected it to behave and is more clear
than colored shields.

(the other) Scott

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Scott Balneaves
<sbalneav legalaid mb ca> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've elected to stand in for
> the entire "everything turns into defaults and not mandatory where applied"
> bug.
> Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but:
> If we've elected to mark a gconf key as MANDATORY, it should show up in
> $(HOME)/.gconf.path.mandatory, whereas DEFAULT gconf keys (meaning default
> values if one isn't set, but changeable after) should be in
> $(HOME)/.gconf.path.defaults.
> Currently, sabayon appears to be dumping everything in .defaults, meaning you
> only show up with the profile you expect if you clean out current gconf keys.
> Mandatory keys SHOULD override.
> So, I can fix that, but a couple of people have commented, and I concurr
> completely that the "Gold Shield/Sliver Shield" method for marking things
> Mandatory/Default is.... somewhat non intuitive.
> I think it was changed from the "Mandatory" checkbox that it was before
> because, once again, if "Mandatory" isn't checked, you have to KNOW that means
> it's default.  Again, not very intuitive.
> So, in the interests of making the UI easier to understand, I'd like to propose
> the following:
> Ignore   Mandatory  Default   Key
>  []       (*)       ( )      Blah
> So, we have the "Ignore" checkbox (to ignore the key entirely), and a
> horizontal radio button that sets Mandatory XOR Default.
> We should, one expects, default all keys to Mandatory, as this will be the
> "expected behavior" for anyone creating a profile, but who doesn't go into that
> section of the UI to see the keys created.
> Comments?  Questions?
> Scott
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