ANN: gigolo version 0.3.0 released
christian at twotoasts.de
Thu Apr 2 22:46:28 CEST 2009
Am Thu, 2 Apr 2009 00:27:29 +0200
schrieb Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
> On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 21:19:50 +0200, Christian wrote:
> >> >Hey,
> >> >Mounts with long labels, such as for example "sftp for
> >> >christian on lanedo.com" lead to quite a bit of padding. Maybe you
> >> >could enable wrap-width on the cell renderer?
> >> Hmm, what exactly do you mean by padding? Symbol or Detailed view?
> >> I just have no idea what could be wrong, sorry.
> >Symbol view. The empty space around each icon is always at least as
> >much to fit the longest text below the icon. So more visually:
> >" dango auf gyokuro "
> >" sftp for christian on lanedo.com "
> Ah, I see.
> >I'd rather like to see the long ones wrapped in two lines than
> >everything becoming wide enough, ie:
> >" dango auf gyokuro "
> >" sftp for christian "
> >" on lanedo.com "
> >Note the length of the longest line in this second example has
> >decreased significantly for the same labels.
> Hmm, I played a bit with it and set wrap-width to 100, see the
> resulting images on http://uvena.de/tmp/gigolo_mockup/ (to not flood
> the list with the images).
> - gigolo_wide.png is the current state without changes
> - gigolo_small.png is with wrap-width set to 100 and wrap-mode
> - gigolo_small_large_fonts.png is the same but with a significant
> larger font size
> - gigolo_small_centered.png - with additional set "alignment" property
> to PANGO_ALIGN_CENTER
> - gigolo_small_centered_large_fonts.png is the same but with a
> significant larger font size
> As you can see, each change has its advantages and disadvantages.
> Especially the large font size versions don't look good to me.
> The wrapped labels left-aligned also look weired which is much better
> in the centred versions but then the symbol is not more properly
> horizontally aligned with the label.
> Either I didn't find yet the right combination of the properties and
> their values or I'm just to picky.
> Honestly, I like the current version most.
> What do you think?
igolo_small_centered.png comes closest to what I would like but if
there is no way to fix the large font version that's quite bad.
I don't know how Thunar does it, it's probably because it has Exo's
icon view. That always looked nice to me. I will just accept it, I have
a limited number of mounts unlike what the file manager displays so
just leave it like it is. :)
> >Incidentally I wonder why some of my devices have English naming and
> >others German, like in the example. But that is probably GVfs' fault.
> Your sftp connections should be in English, the others in German.
Ah, that explains it then, thanks. It left an impression of lesser
quality at first but after the reasoning it seems like a good idea =)
> >> What's wrong with the Symbols/Detailed options? They are both
> >> labelled as Symbols vs. Detailed in both, the preferences dialog
> >> and the View menu.
> >> Maybe I should change the combobox in the preferences dialog into
> >> two radio buttons like in the View menu?
> >My main confusion was the different wording and whether it was the
> >same as what the View menu options do.
> >I think the combobox is fine, if anything I think it should be more
> >specific since "View" is pretty generic in the context.
> Agreed. Any suggestions?
> "Connection List"?
Not sure about good suggestions on my side I must admit, "Connection
List" is definitely better than "View".
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