I believe the following message from Gerald Britton did not reach the
mailings lists. I assume the intention was to send it to everyone, and
therefore I include it here in full:
On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 12:48 -0400, Gerald Britton wrote:
> Looks interesting but I can't quite see how you would solve this problem:
> "Problem: I've heard people having difficulties with entering
> information using the relationships view. Especially this situation
> seems to be difficult: adding a father or mother to a set of parents
> where there is already one parent. Currently, you have to click the
> "edit parents" icon, whereas some people click the "add parents"
> Is your idea to allow the new "+" to the left of "Parents" to serve
> double-duty somehow (add a new set of parents and add a mother or
> father to an existing set)? If so, what would this look like?
No, on the contrary. Under my proposal, adding a parent to an already
existings set of parents would still require you to click the "edit"
I can see why my bug report was confusing... let me explain a little bit
By moving the "+" icon to the left, I wanted to break the link between
this icon and specific sets of parents. The current layout gives you the
impression that the "+" sign will change something about the already
existing sets of parents, which is not true. This is the main problem I
wanted to solve.
The "-" icon and the "edit" icon *do* change the existing set
immediately below the icon. Their function is dependent on which
*specific* set of parents is immediately below them. Therefor, these
icons should stay where they are.
This is not the case for the existing "+" sign: whatever "+" icon you
click in the current relationship view in the parents section, the
result is the same: you add *a* new set of parents.