charlie at xwt.org
Thu Mar 18 17:08:59 EET 2004
On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 14:27, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > I must say I don't realy get the problem with login/logout.
> Its stunningly slow. And its impractical. If my wife wants to
> look at a web page real quick while I go to the bathroom,
> login/logout isn't effective. If music is playing, a logout
> would stop the music.
I don't often agree with Linas ;) but I'm going to do a spectacular
U-turn (based on my last comment on this subject) and completely agree
with him and the approach he's trying to take.
Especially in a Unix environment (would probably have to be done
different in Win32) all the controls are there for mixing in users in a
single session so why force the interruptions of sessions.
It might be something much less trivial than listening to music that you
are interrupting; perhaps a conference of some form (Gnome Meeting?)
where you need to bring up GnuCash to inspect some figures. You could
create a million and one example scenarios like that.
And, as Linas points out, it's much better to take a generic approach to
this rather than a GnuCash-specific hack. It should probably be part of
Gnome or maybe even more generic than that - a standalone lib for other
applications to use. It'll be simple enough.
Charles Goodwin <charlie at xwt.org>
Online @ http://www.charlietech.com
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