[vbox-dev] QT GUI Snapshot Functionality renamed

Sander van Leeuwen Sander.Vanleeuwen at Sun.COM
Mon May 4 03:05:16 PDT 2009

Hi Johannes,

Your proposal is not completely correct either. Consider the following 
1) one snapshot, discard is indeed a merge of the diff image with its 
parent (main disk image)
2) multiple snapshots, discard last snapshot is indeed a merge with its 
parent (diff images merged; parent saved state deleted)
3) multiple snapshots, discard other (non-last) snapshot merges the 
image diff with its child and deletes the saved state

So basically the button and popup menu items should change description 
according to the highlighted snapshot. (1 & 2 merge, 3 remains discard)



Johannes Rudolph wrote:
> 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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Kind regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Met vriendelijke groet


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