Linux desktop manager Close Window is dangerous.
bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 28 01:11:51 UTC 2007
On Mon August 27 2007, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On Aug 27, 2007, at 16:38 , Brad Fuller wrote:
> > Before I dig into this, I bet someone has already investigated this
> > and
> > decided it can't be done. When you close the Squeak with the desktop
> > manager's "Close Window" (the "X"), squeak closes without a
> > confirmation
> > dialog. Windows has an "Are you sure?" and I expect the Mac version
> > does too.
> > Why not Linux?
> It would add considerably to the complexity of the X11 VM - Xlib does
> not provide a dialog box call, whereas Win and Mac libraries do.
> You could try to write it using Xlib calls, which would involve
> laying out text, drawing a button, having another event loop etc. No
> fun, besides you would get complains that it does not follow the
> user's desktop theme or native language.
Maybe, but it's better than closing w/o saving for the user, wouldn't it?
> Or you could make the VM
> depend on GTK or KDE which we have avoided so far.
what about "borrowing" firefox's confirmation dialog box on quit? It's
reasonable looking, and the work is already done -- not that it would take me
days to find it and then implement it ;-(
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