X2Go Bug report logs - #364
Please add config option to disable bubble help text and change the wording of it

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Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: Stefan Baur <newsgroups.mail2@stefanbaur.de>

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:33:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: pending

Found in version

Fixed in version

Done: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Subject: Bug#364: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#364: Please add config option to disable bubble help text and change the wording of it
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From: Ricardo Díaz Martín <oceanosoftlapalma@gmail.com>
To: Stefan Baur <newsgroups.mail2@stefanbaur.de>, 364@bugs.x2go.org, 
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Package: x2goclient
Severity: wishlist

Hi Stefan,

I'm the developer that coded at first time the notification message about
the connection status. Somebody else modified after the code to introduce
extra information.

2013/12/11 Stefan Baur <newsgroups.mail2@stefanbaur.de>

> Upon connection, an info bubble pops up, containing a *totally cryptic
> session name* and disappearing after five seconds or so.
> No non-technical user can make use of that message, seriously. And even
> technical users will have a hard time memorizing a cryptic session name
> within 5 seconds.

Complete agree. Not happy to see the session name there.

> Please, also add an option to disable this popup, and seriously consider
> changing the displayed info to something more user friendly like
> "Connection to host <host>, session <sessionname> established as user
> <user>." It's okay to add the cryptic string somewhere where techies can
> find it if they need it, maybe in an About-Box or so, but please - think of
> the chil^W ordinary non-technical end user.

I'm agree to show info more user friendly but not agree to add an option to
disable this popu-p. Not sure who was the developer that added the session
id to the pop up. If the developer read this post maybe he could explain to
us why add this info in the pop-up.

> And again, I'm kind of disappointed that we're adding silly eye candy when
> there still are serious bugs to fix.

I added the pop-up because if you set on the x2goclient option "hide
windows on connect" (as I usually do with my users settings) looks like
nothing happens when you click on connect button. So some users try to do
again and again and connection stuck. It's no an "eye candy".

In addition, it's complete true there are serious bugs to fix instead to
add this feature so you have some options:
- Read in deep the code and send patches to fix them. And of course do it
for free and using the time you must to be with your family, friends or
doing some sports or something else...
- Fork the project and add the features you want
- Pay for commercial support to fix the bugs and your wishes

I don't want to be rude but it's an opensource project and not very happy
when somebody use the words "silly eye candy" talking about the time other
people spent for free.

Ricardo Diaz
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