Re: Announce: Password Gorilla 1.0 Alpha
Date: 13 Dec 2004 11:28:18 -0800
Uwe Koloska wrote:
> I have just downloaded the starkit and it starts after
> doubleclick -- thanks to the BI Aqua Tcl. Seems to work
thank you for trying. This is good news. Never having tried
to run the software on a Mac, I pretty much assumed that it
would break right away, due to some triviality.
I guess the platform independence of Tcl/Tk works better
than I hoped for.
> - where is the database stored? Is it stored after all,
> if I finish the program without saving explicitely?
If the database is modified, you will be warned upon Exit,
with the chance to cancel the exiting.
(One minor artifact is that the database format does not
allow storing empty groups. So if you create or open a
database, and add groups, but no entries, the dabase is
not considered to be modified.)
> - why can't I rename the database? (because the name
> is the filename)
You can "Save As", or of course you can rename the file
outside of the application, e.g., in Finder.
> - why can't I edit an entry with doubleclick?
At the moment, a double click copies the password to the
clipboard. This should probably be explained somewhere, or
made an option.
> - why can't I choose "new db" in the startup dialog?
Good comment -- maybe I should add this. At the moment,
you need to hit "Cancel", and then choose "File->New".
> - where does it store the recently used dbs? Can't
> find the newly created one (that I saved!) after a
I may need some help here. What's the preferred way to
store preferences on the Mac? On Windows, the application
uses the registry. On other systems, and I was hoping that
to work on Mac OS X as well, the program tries to write its
preferences, like last recently used files, in the file
".gorillarc" in the ::env(HOME) directory. Is that
environment variable commonly defined on the Mac, or
is there a different preferred location?
> It works fine with MacOS X (10.3) but is correctly
> labelled 'alpha' ;-)
That's what early releases are for -- gathering feedback.
Thank you for being my guinea pig, and keep the suggestions
coming. I will attempt to integrate them ASAP.