Glom now lets you browse the local network to open a document already opened by someone else, so you can easily both use the same database system.
That adds a new button in a file chooser dialog (though it doesn’t use the file system or URIs). This has complicated our already odd start-up dialog. We have some thoughts about the initial Glom dialog in the wiki but, to summarize, this is my current best mock-up for what we should have. Apologies for the inept use of Glade and Inkscape:
The treeview row buttons are to avoid having to select and then click a separate button. I think that’s easier. I generally hate start-up dialogs, so I’d avoid it if I could and I’d welcome suggestions. I do think it’s better than having a wizard and I do think something like this is needed to deal with the two common cases:
- The first-time user starts Glom and has no idea what he could do.
- The regular user starts Glom and wants to open the database that he uses every day. Unlike with a word processor, people will rarely use more than one or two Glom files.