On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Vadim Kurland /r/ wrote:
> On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 02:54 PM, Keith Morse wrote:
> > Just a small nit about the behaviour of fwbuilder. And actually this
> > is
> > not just specific to fwbuilder but other applications as well.
> > when filling out the ip info for a interface or subnet, why do
> > applications autofill the netmask for the classic class A, B, C values?
> > The only one that might be worthy is for 192.168.*.* space but even
> > then,
> > most of these are subject to VLSM requirements. I'd prefer that these
> > fields were left blank as I find it easier to fill these without
> > having to
> > clear them first? Is this an established standard when coding UI's
> > that
> > deal with network information?
> I hear you. I just saw it done this way in many applications, but I
> agree that with a wide spread of CIDR addressing it does not make much
> sense anymore.
> I can remove it in the next version. I doubdt it is worth adding a
> "Preferences" control. what do you think ?
> > The next is not a nit but a question. Is hard/easy to have the field
> > text
> > be autoselected when tabbing forward/backwards through fields?
> It is possible but difficult. GTK does not do it for me, I would have
> to attach a callback to every input field in all dialogs and do it
Just a thought, on other applications that do you this feature I do find
it beneficial. But not a show stopper.