[Sugar-devel] Terminal.xo patch: do not die if the cwd is gone

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Fri Nov 6 11:19:02 EST 2009


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 16:44, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> On 4 Nov 2009, at 14:56, Martin Dengler wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:08:20PM -0500, paul fox wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Martin Langhoff
>>> <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Attached is a trivial patch that handles gracefully the situation
>>>> where cwd does not exist anymore or is no longer accessible to the
>>>> olpc user.
>>>>
>>>
>>> frankly, i think the whole state-saving notion in Terminal (and other
>>> terminal emulators i've seen) is flawed, and a bad idea
>>
>> I agree.  I don't see the point of Terminal's journal entries, either.
>
> With tabs, the last page of text, and dir location being saved, I find
> it extremely useful for development.

I also find it handy, as imperfect as it is.

Has this patch found the maintainer?

Regards,

Tomeu

> I only have a couple of Terminal Journal entries, one my default
> (usually just in one of the activities directories I'm currently
> working/testing on), and another with a bunch of tabs in various deep
> sugar directory paths useful for poking about and tweaking Sugar
> innards. Saves a heap of cd'ing about and trying to remember where
> some darn Sugar resource buried.
>
>>> (i understand the desire for restoring scrollback -- that's useful
>>> history).
>>
>> Perhaps.  I don't find its place on the confusion/benefit curve
>> interesting, though.
>
> I would find some scrollback handy, but buffer history state saving
> would be a killer feature for me at least ;-)
>
> Regards,
> -Gary
>
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