Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Improvements to the 'Do you want to save?' messages.

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From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 00:21:37 -0700
On Sun, Jul 11, 2004 at 12:28:57PM +0100, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> The attached patch will make the 'Do you want to save?' alerts confirm
> more strictly to the GNOME HIG without, AFAIK violating the Win32 one.

Checked in.

> I was going to file this as a bug but since I couldn't find the ethereal
> bug database

Well, I was going to tell you where it was...

> I decided to fix it instead!

...but that leaves relatively little incentive to do so. :-)

(Hint: SourceForge.)

> Basically it will convert the current:
> 
> [Yes] [No] [Cancel]
> 
> so that the buttons use imperitive verbs and are ordered in the
> recommended Alternate, Cancel, Affirmative form (both recommendations
> from section 4.2). For example:
> 
> [Continue without Saving] [Cancel] [Save]
> 
> Note: I opted for 'Continue without Saving' instead of 'Close without
> Saving' which is recommended in section 4.6.1 since in most cases are
> not about the close the ethereal window.

Perhaps what we should really have is an argument that lets you specify
the "XXX without saving" label.