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Re: XWin design suggestion

--- Harold L Hunt II <> wrote:
> Sam,
> Sam Edge wrote:
> > Harold L Hunt II <> wrote in
> > <>
> > in gmane.os.cygwin.xfree on Sun, 04 May 2003 20:52:34 -0400:
> > 
> > 
> >>Yes, I have already thought of that one... and actually started some 
> >>work on it awhile ago.  In fact, my near-term plans for XWin.exe are to 
> >>add a couple registry settings to remember the position of the Exit 
> >>confirmation dialog box.  If that goes well, it will only be a matter of 
> >>time until more settings are registry enabled.

I also thought of the issue with the confirmation dialog box.
My current solution, 
in my windows control panel I changed mouse setting to snap to default button.
Alternate is to show the dialog box near the SysTray or near current mouse position.

> > At first reading I was of the opinion that stuff like this should be
> > in POSIX-ish configuration files of one sort or another - a
> > ".something" file or directory under each user's $HOME with default
> > values under /etc - not in the registry under
> > "HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/<Organization>/<Application>" and
> > 
> > On the other hand, I imagine that many people use XWin.exe as a sort
> > of container application, with everything Cygwin/remote-X-client
> > "inside" the X session/window(s) and everything Windows-y outside, so
> > things like the confirmation dialog box are in some sense "outside"
> > the POSIX realm.
> > 
> > Oh heck. Indecision. Must be the hour of the day and the red wine. ;-D
> > 
> I have spent a bit of time thinking of the different options here as 
> well.  In the end I think that this is a Windows application, not a *NIX 
> application, so it should follow Windows conventions not *NIX 
> conventions.  That's the way that I will code it... of course, patches 
> that implement functionality to read a .config file would probably be 
> applied, but I don't think I will be writing that code anytime soon :)
> Harold

Using .config file in users $HOME dir we can reduce dependency (so called vendor locking effect)
on MS-Win and also it will be like other *nix program. 
Saving settings in a file will also make it easy for copying if there is lot of users and/or PC


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