From: Lars Kr.Lundin <gramps@lk...> - 2013-01-31 15:31:03
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 04:03:48PM +0100, Benny Malengier wrote:
> 2013/1/30 Lars Kr.Lundin <gramps@...>
> > Dear developers,
> > A note on this issue I raised:
> > http://www.gramps-project.org/bugs/view.php?id=6359
> > suggests that I raise the topic on this list:
> > <snip>
> > So to conclude I would like to suggest a feature change:
> > 1) The user should enter the available information on marriage related
> > events
> I suppose users already add everything they know at the moment. It might be
> that a date is only found later, so that the marriage event is edited
> > 2) Gramps should use that information to deduce the order of a persons
> > marriages
> I agree Gramps could help the user. However, it is dangerous to change
> things without notifying the user in some way.
> So perhaps it is better on adding a new family to a person to pop up a new
> dialog: "Person <name> already has a family, agree to the order of families
> to continue, or change the order"
> Then show a list of how Gramps would store for this person the families,
> and a Continue button which is preselected
> > 3) This ordering should be used in any listing of the marriages.
> Normally the given ordering will already be used. If not, that would be a
> bug in current reports.
> > 4) The reorder button should be removed from the relationship view.
> I don't agree to this. As this is something that is stored, and as you can
> have sources indicating two marriages without dates, the user must still be
> able to somewhere change/edit the order.
Thanks for the feed-back and the willingness to consider the idea.
The suggested interaction with the user sounds very good. As you point out,
the user may for a person first create two families with an unknown order
and then at a later stage provide information on the order. So the logic
that can cause the pop up to appear probably needs to be activated for
each change to a marriage/parent-related date.
As for 4) the use of this reordering is voluntary, so leaving
it there could never be a problem for me.
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