XForms: Enhancement suggestions

Dick Middleton (dick@sqf.hp.com)
Fri, 1 Aug 1997 10:02:01 +0100

To subscribers of the xforms list from Dick Middleton <dick@sqf.hp.com> :

> To subscribers of the xforms list from spl@szechuan.ucsd.edu (Steve Lamont) :

> Do you mean that if you start fdesign and use "Open" to open a .fd
> file from some other directory, that it doesn't save things in that
> other directory? I guess I could argue that the "Open" and "Save"
> functions should probably be disjoint from one another -- I've worked
> with programs where they track (for example Adobe Photoshop on the
> Maggotbox) and I've found this behavior annoying and even disastrous.

If I open a file path P and then save it I would expect it to be saved as
path P not in some other "default" path.

fdesign is a bit of a nuisance in the way it requires app specific run-string
arguments with no alternative way to set them through the GUI. This
precludes starting it from a window manager menu for example and means it has
to be stopped and restarted if one changes from one app to another.

I assume that fdesign is in its infancy and currently provides only the most
useful and productive features whilst the more important xforms library is
being developed. These gripes and niggles one can live with meanwhile.



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