On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 18:06 +0200, Sven Salzwedel wrote:
> proposal of a 2 paned file browser was implemented, great :) Then I
> closed the "Unkown Document" which screem always shows when there was no
> project open and wanted to resize the window to my needs. I realized I
> can't use resize grip on the status bar. A possible fix would be to not
> make the last statusbar insensitive, which would also be more logical,
> because I can still change the input method when there's no document
> loaded. I've appended a small patch that does exactly this. Another
applied, not sure if I like it though, looks a bit odd having the other
2 bars insensitive, and that one sensitive.
> thing was that the messages/errors dock still changes it's size
> vertically, instead of the "Main" dock. I've looked through the sources
> but I can't figure out how to handle this, as I wasn't able to find any
> documentation about the gdl thing.
I've applied the change monodevelop have done to gdl-dock-paned.c to
gdl_dock_paned_dock(), which changes the resize/shrink settings in the
GtkPaned widget the item gets put in.
> Then I tried to create a new website (just to look around a bit) and saw
> that there's still this (IMHO) ugly gnome wizard. What do you think
> about just removing this and replace the wizard by the following:
> User wants to create a new website and chooses the menu item. A
> filechooser dialog opens and asks the directory for the new website.
> After he has chosen the directory, the website properties dialog opens
> with sane defaults (like name =3D directory base name). I think that this
> is a better solution than a wizard, because then you may only configure
> what you need and not have to click through several dialogs asking you
> questions that may be not of any interest.
That would be extremly simple to implement as it is what is already done
when opening a normal directory which doesn't contain a project file,
although it appears to have been broken for some time in that the
settings dialog doesn't popup.
Another option might be to do, as is done with creating a new document,
to have the druid method + a new empty site method using what you
outline above. This would make it consistant with creating a document.
The other option I see is that if the new site druid is removed then the
new document druid looks more out of place. why would it use a druid
when creating a site doesn't? So if we went with completly removing the
site druid some alternative method for creating a new document would
need to be added. The druid isn't actually very nice for a new document
either as is very much tied to new html documents.
Another thing that probably needs to be done anyway is that the
statistics should be removed from the site settings dialog as they don't
make much sense there really, even less if you have just created the
site and it displays as you suggest. The addition of a Reports item to
the Site menu like Dreamweaver has would probably be a good idea.
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