Start new session...

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at
Sat Oct 12 18:30:10 BST 2002

On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 12:04:31AM -0400, Cristian Tibirna wrote:
> Oswald, forgive me that I say it, you take this a bit too lightly.
i don't. i simply have a different POV.

> What about providing a drop-in replacement of a traditional KDM (and
> the other kdebase bits), which would offer the new session thing, so
> that people really wanting it know exactly what they're doing. 
it would be an option, if this weren't in kdm since 3.0.

> > On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 10:34:39PM -0400, George Staikos wrote:
> > > This should not have the "Do not show me again" box.  It's just not a
> > > safe thing imho.
> >
> > that's paranoid.
> I beg to differ.
i do.

> In fact, I hate all the "do not show me again" kinds of things, even
> for the light things (like form posting in konq) because there's never
> a way to turn them back on if I want
yeah, that's a valid point. but the absence of such switch is a
shortcoming of the respective kcm, not a

> (or if, say 2 months are passing between two consecutive usages of
> such a "do not show me again"--requiring feature)
i don't really think a user tends to forget what risks an action bears,
if he actually used it (in the other case he would not turn of the
anyway, just in case: one could save a timestamp of the last usage
along with the option (in fact, one could simly save a timestamp instead
of the boolean; time zero means "show it"). if the inactivity period
exceeds some (globally configurable? hard-coded per-app?) preset value,
the check is shown again.

anyway, currently there is no checkbox anyway.

btw, how would i store this "don't ask again" value across several

> > > - A warning in the message box that says that some hardware cannot
> > > handle this behaviour and it could cause lockups and/or fail.
> >
> > if you want ...  note: this is not a hardware thing, but always
> > broken drivers. one more reason for the vendors to fix their
> > drivers. :)
> Joking you are, but you can't tell that to newbies (or even
> experienced!) users, they will simply tell "damn KDE, it's crashing
> like a llama/mokey/[put your abundantly salivanting animal here]"
yeah, this was elected quote of the (last few) day(s) on #kde-devel. :)
but: so what? we can't protect the user from his own narrow-mindedness.
but we can try.


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