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Re: Octave wants to run startup configuration "wizard" in --no-gui mode

From: Stefan Mahr
Subject: Re: Octave wants to run startup configuration "wizard" in --no-gui mode
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:38:41 +0200
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>>> I think there has been a subtle change in Octave --no-gui behavior in
>>> the past ten or twenty changesets that wants to run the "first time use"
>>> configuration wizard.  It may be this changeset:
>>> http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/6fe746def1aa
>>> Also load settings and translations in --no-gui mode (bugs #44222 and
>>> #45199)
>> Thanks for pointing to it. I wondered why my PPA build did not work, but
>> locally everything was fine.
>> Stefan
> Oups, I hadn't thought of this side effect. The configuration wizard is the
> only place where the user learns about where its settings will be stored.
> That's why I enabled it even in --no-gui where settings are now also used. 
> On the other hand the only real configuration that this wizard currently
> proposes is whether to show the news window, which is not relevant in
> --no-gui mode. 
> I'll disable the wizard, until we find another solution (e.g. a --no-wizard
> flag).
> Pantxo

IMHO the --no-gui option always implies a --no-wizard flag.


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