[vbox-dev] QT GUI Snapshot Functionality renamed

Johannes Rudolph jojo.rudolph at googlemail.com
Sun May 3 23:17:24 PDT 2009


Hi all,

This is my first contribution to VirtualBox, so please be so kind to notice
me if im doing something horribly wrong :-)

I think button naming in QT GUI for the Snapshot functionality is confusing.
"Discard Snapshot" *is *discarding the Snapshot, however it does so by *merging
*it with the parent. This behaviour clearly is not described in the current
description. As also suggested in this blog post
http://srackham.wordpress.com/cloning-and-copying-virtualbox-virtual-machines/
i therefore renamed the button to "Merge with Parent".

See also: Bug #1101 <http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1101>
Just to further underline my point that the current button naming is causing
unnescessary confusion.

I also adapted the German translation accordingly, as its my native
language.

It would also be nescessary to introduce a new button icon for this, however
i'd first like to ask if this patch is likely to be approved. Im afraid i
couldnt submit a correct svn patch, but i do currently do not have access to
a subversion installation. The two files attached reside in:
trunk/src/VBox/Frontends/VirtualBox/nls/
trunk/src/VBox/Frontends/VirtualBox/src/

respectively.

Everything i submitted is subject to MIT License.

Would someone please be so kind to provide some feedback about my
suggestion?

Kind Regards,
Johannes Rudolph
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