It's possible that non technical users would change the include/exclude folder setup to be not in their best interest. Not all users are aware, for example, that ~/.config is where their configuration files are. Or that ~/.thunderbird is where their email is.

So if they choose a folder setup that doesn't include those folders, perhaps warn them in a nice way.

One idea we had was to have a little label appear if the user did this that would say something like "Hey! I noticed you're trying to configure Deja Dup! You did it wrong."

Which folders might we warn about?

  • ~/.config
  • ~/.thunderbird
  • Pictures

This idea might be obsoleted by a nice way of presenting such items as first-level citizens (see the More Than Folders proposal).

Apps/DejaDup/Design/Proposal-AvoidBadSetup (last edited 2013-08-14 14:40:17 by WilliamJonMcCann)