Some thoughts on CVS
erikharrison at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 23:03:02 CEST 2004
Here is an attatched "go-jump.png". It's an artistic hack - I decided
on a concept, opened the original in The Gimp and diddled to looked as
right as it could. Ordinarily I'ddiscourage such behavior, but
frankly, this looks to be exactly what happened the first time -
someone used The Gimp to add that ugly black line to the original
forward icon. I've already added it to xffm here, and it looks much
nicer than the original. Commit it if you like. I'll get a matching
"go-start.png" after I've had a bite to eat.
On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 13:09:22 -0400, Erik Harrison
<erikharrison at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 08:49:18 -0500, edscott <edscott at prodigy.net.mx> wrote:
> > El jue, 22-07-2004 a las 23:20, Erik Harrison escribió:
> > > File Manger:
> > >
> > > Very nice improvement. For me the biggest is the elimination of the
> > > crashes I was experiencing before (I blame my environment). Couple of
> > > things. The "view" button doesn't do anything for me. The icon for the
> > > "Go To" button has a black bar on the right of it, which is kinda
> > > strange. The "Main Menu" Looks kinda lonely up there. Perhaps some of
> > > the toolbar functionality could be moved into menus up top - other
> > > wise, just having the main menu seems a little wasteful of
> > > screenspace. Also - we call it the wastebasket in dialogs but trash in
> > > the locations area, and the icons are different. is this by design?
> > > Lastly, under Options, the two threshold options were not immediately
> > > obvious what they did. Regardless of these little things, fine work!
> > >
> > About the goto button: It has the line because it is the "jump to",
> > different from the "go forward" which does not have the line. It's
> > copied verbatim. I don't like the look of the black line either, but my
> > artistic skill are not good. If you want to modify the icon for one that
> > looks better (but has the same style arrow) I would be happy to change
> > it.
> I'll take a stab at it, but I'm not much of an artist myself.
> > View button: View button? Gosh, you're right. That is a feature which
> > was removed (ambiguous as to which treeview it refers to). It is
> > replaced by a popup menu over the title bar which allows you to set the
> > view for each treeview. The button will dissappear from CVS in a few
> > minutes.
> I'm unclear as to the feature. Title bar?
> > Lonely main menu: That is correct. If you do ./configure --disable-menu
> > the menu will no longer show (but still be available with keyboard
> > F1-F12). The space is shared by the show/hide buttons for toolbars and
> > titlebars, so the functionality is shared. Of course, the default
> > configuration is --disable-panel --disable-filter, so that there are
> > only two buttons by default when there could be four.
> > Wastebasket/trash: Yes there is a difference. Wastebasket is a like a
> > wastebasket in a room. With real trash, before you chuck something out
> > into the landfill, the path is: wastebasket->garbage bin->garbage
> > truck->landfill. So trash refers to the garbage bin, where you can see
> > what you have in different wastebaskets. This is different from other
> > fm's by design.
> Ah - I see. I'm familiar with xffm's trash management - I just didn't
> put two and two together.
> > About threshold options: any suggestions about how to make their use
> > clearer from the beginning? I would only be too glad to implement any
> > improvement.
> I'm not sure. However, I would like to (politely) correct your
> spelling of "frequency". You have it spelled as "frecuency" which is
> not unreasonable a translation if your native tongue is Spanish. ;-)
> If I think of an alternate wording, I'll let you know.
> Also, the toolbar buttons which switch what they do based on what was
> most recent - is there a way to have, say, both "find" and "run"
> available. I haven't had such a need yet, But I could imagine it in
> the future.
> Thanks for the response!
> > regards
> > Edscott
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