[haiku-commits] Re: r35769 - in haiku/trunk/src/add-ons/translators: exr gif ppm raw shared ...

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 10:44:02 +0100

On 2010-03-06 at 10:02:59 [+0100], Humdinger <humdingerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:
> > IIRC, there were some problems with this patch, which is why I didn't 
> > apply
> > it back then. If memory serves, one problem is that other applications can
> > ask for the Translator configuration view, these views are not just
> > embedded
> > into the DataTranslations preflet. Have you tested this situation?
> >
> 
> Oh, I didn't even know that was possible (or is that what the "Settings"
> button in save dialogs does?). I've been thinking about that (though having
> Replicants in mind), because that would be a nice addition to save dialogs.
> I always found it a bit inconvenient that there is a "Settings" button to
> open the translator settings. Changes for this one save-action would also
> alter the defaults.

No it doesn't. Where did you get the idea? The settings should be changed for 
this one save-action only. Anything else is a bug.

> It may be better to have a save-action specific translator setting hidden
> with an expander widget in the save dialog.
> Also worth considering: A pop-up menu on top of every translator setting
> view to save settings (plus a "Defaults", "Save current setting..." (opening
> a naming alert), and "Delete current setting" items).
> With possible more saved settings for every translator, those should then be
> moved to config/settings/translators/

Yes, that would be convenient indeed. Though I personally have never the need 
to mess with settings, I just use the defaults, and mostly no formats that 
require settings. Maybe JPEG sometimes.

Best regards,
-Stephan

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