[chandler-users] Simplifying the menus: Bug 12318

Mimi Yin mimi at osafoundation.org
Fri Aug 29 20:30:26 PDT 2008


I realized my email to the list was a little bit out of nowhere.

So just to provide a bit more context on this issue...None of the  
options under the Tools / Debug menu are intended to be end-user  
options. (The Auto-Reload option for example is checked by default  
and shouldn't really be tampered with unless the user runs into a  
bug. There are already more straightforward end-user options for  
reload in the File menu.)

The Tools / Debug menu items are helpful insofar as they provide  
users who decide to participate in the community, easy access to the  
tools they need to troubleshoot Chandler and help us figure out what  
went wrong. The name change to Debug is intended to communicate that  
the options under the menu aren't going to be particularly user  
friendly, nor are they meant for day-to-day usage.

As for plug-ins, currently, the only supported plug-in is the Debug  
plug-in. The other plug-ins should only be installed as experiments  
and should only be installed in a separate Chandler that does not  
have any real data in it.


On Aug 29, 2008, at 3:51 PM, Mimi Yin wrote:

> Does this look right?
> Jeffrey is currently working on simplying the menus.
> https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12318
> What he has done:
> 1. Rename the Tools --> Debug
> 2. Move the Plug-ins menu into the Debug menu
> 3. In the Debug menu, remove features that are currently  
> unsupported (meaning untested with known bugs we don't have  
> immediate plans for fixing). We get a steady trickle of user  
> support questions for these features ranging from confusion to  
> crashes. In their current form, they don't meet the bar for 1.0  
> feature and we should remove them until we are ready to fully  
> support them.
> - Start Webserver (there is keyboard shortcut, so it will still be  
> accessible if needed).
> - Save and Restore
> - Select View
> - Show
> - Save Search Results
> - Scripting
> So the new Debug  menu will look like:
> - Logging
> - Repository
> - Sharing
> ------------------
> - Automatically Reload from Backup
> - Check for Test Updates
> - Plug-ins
> - Certificates
> There are also a few minor terminology and capitalization fixes:
> - Debug>>Sharing>>Add Sharing Activity Log to Sidebar (currently it  
> is Add sharing activity log to sidebar)
> - Debug>>Check for Test Updates (currently it is Check For Test  
> Updates
> - Debug>>Automatically Reload from Backup (currently it is  
> Automatically Restore from Backup)
> - Debug>>Automatically Reload from Backup>>Next Reload (currently  
> it is Next Restore)
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