Re: [Banshee-List] Fwd: 13 decimal places
- From: "Aaron Bockover" <abockover novell com>
- To: <banshee-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Banshee-List] Fwd: 13 decimal places
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:16:32 -0600
In the old Banshee we broke the duration down into days, hours, minutes,
seconds. It's just way too verbose. What's the point in actually knowing
We chose to use a single number in a single scale. If you have days of
music, why do you care that there are 2 hours, 3 minutes, 5 seconds on
top of that? It's just noise, and detracts from other useful information
in the status bar.
As far as the 13 decimal places, that sounds like a formatting bug. It
should only show 1/10 place if it's non-zero. Again, the idea isn't to
be exact - it's to approximate and be less noisy.
On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 12:16 -0400, Andrew Conkling wrote:
> Forwarding to list:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Allan Day <allanday fastmail fm>
> Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [Banshee-List] 13 decimal places
> To: Andrew Conkling <andrew conkling gmail com>
> > I agree, as do a few others. There was an inconclusive discussion
> > recently, beginning here:
> > I'd like to see more come of that.
> Decimal places representing lengths of time feels unfamiliar.
> like '11.3 days' (for example) means very little to me without a bit
> I've had a *quick* read of the previous thread on this topic, and I
> see the merits in both arguments (familiarity and exactitude vs. use
> space). I wonder whether it would be possible to compromise somehow?
> How about using standard temporal units, but restrict it to just days
> and hours?
> So it would be: 'X items, X days, X hours, X GB'.
> That solution is fairly short, and it is much easier to understand.
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