RC1 - the road from Mac to Linux

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Thu Mar 20 11:24:14 EDT 2008

Hi Richmond,

I don't know what Linux and your personal UI conventions call for, but 
if adding a Quit button messes things up then why not manage quitting 
with a closeStack or closeStackRequest handler? It could check to see if 
the stack being closed is the last one standing; if it is, quit; 
otherwise, pass the message.

That's one approach. At least your options are not limited to "Quit 
button or no Quit button".

Phil Davis

Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> And, being a fairly Mac-centric kind of fellow I did
> not build a QUIT button into my ScreenSnap.rev stack;
> because Mac supplies a QUIT menu item on the menubar.
> When the standalone was opened on my sons' Linux
> monster (the PC is a monster, not Linux) they could
> only quit the standalone by force-quitting it.
> Now this would be OK if people making standalones on
> Macs were aware of the "quit problem" on Linux, so
> would build in QUIT buttons; but those who don't (or
> fools like me who forgot) are going to "end up in the
> poo".
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
Phil Davis

PDS Labs
Professional Software Development

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