Re: PROPOSAL: GNOME Nettool for GNOME 2.8
- From: Germán Poó Caamaño <gpoo ubiobio cl>
- To: Luca Ferretti <elle uca libero it>
- Cc: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>, desktop-devel-list gnome org, release-team gnome org
- Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: GNOME Nettool for GNOME 2.8
- Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 09:14:11 -0400
El vie, 04-06-2004 a las 12:18, +0200, Luca Ferretti escribió:
> Il mar, 2004-06-01 alle 18:14, Rodrigo Moya ha scritto:
> > Hi
> > We would like to propose GNOME Nettool for inclusion in the GNOME 2.8
> > desktop release.
> IMHO this is a Very Good (R) idea. An useful tool.
> But personally I like some UI changes. In fact I suppose the current UI
> is not so HIG-compliant. For example, if I remember well HIG:
> 1. don't use notebook for more the 6 tabs; use instead a list on
> the left (but if you want use notebook at least remove
> accelerator from tab's labels)
May be it happens because originally it had 6 tools :-)
Anyway, IMVHO, it'll look crappy with a list on the left, because the
UI will be bigger and I think the UI is enough bigger than the
tool pretend to be.
> 2. comboboxes miss a label+accelerator on their left and
> suggestions about the use should appear as GtkTooptip
> (and switch to new ComboBox and ComboBoxEntry widget)
The instructions are over there. Also, there is a patch pending that
use ComboBoxEntry widget with history support added.
> 3. spacing
> 4. limited/unlimited pings setting's controls
Here I don't understand the idea.
> Plus, there is space for improvements. For example:
> * using the list suggested in previous point 1, you can use a bold
> or italic font to empathize the running tools
> * Add a toolbar with "Run <Separator> Stop" buttons and remove
> button in each pane
> * Eventually add a statusbar+progressbar in activity mode when
> * Rearrange the Tool menu
> > GNOME Nettool is an application that provides GUI access to many
> > networking command line tools, like ping, traceroute, netstat, finger,
> > whois, ifconfig. It was originally based on the similar tool that is
> > available in Mac OS X, but has since been greatly improved and is now a
> > much better tool than the one from Apple.
> BTW could you point to some shots of this OS X tool? Thanks.
But the output in more of them is clean, but it's just text, as the
same as whois tab (at the moment).
Germán Poó Caamaño
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