Re: Enter the build sheriff: Jacob.
- From: Alan Cox <alan redhat com>
- To: merchan baton phys lsu edu
- Cc: gnome-hackers gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Enter the build sheriff: Jacob.
- Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:51:01 -0500 (EST)
> In a reply on gnome-list (iirc), Seth made a very good argument for
> the current directional dependence being correct. Even so, I still have
> my doubts, just not enough doubt to make me go through the hoops I'd
> have to go through to settle them.
It should be locale rather than sed 8)
> Again, I'd love to see show stopping argument for flipping RTL/LTR
> because . . . well, hey, that'd be pretty much CUA-style, and we
> all know how much I love that. ;-)
Well the Fitts law stuff is mostly bogus. As people have noted again and
again - its for one dimensional systems and for single immediate movements.
Even if you extend it a user moves the mouse to dialog edge (like book
edge and anywhere else to avoid fouling the text or other view) then choses
in a second motion. Thats why Apple put both buttons on the right I suspect.
[We hit this in a game or two. Users hated the fact there was content both
sides of a button. Ever wondered why tooltips in the middle of text are
I am curious if Sun also plan to inflict reverse ordering of dialog boxes
between their motif/cde apps and the desktop. As well as what their
application vendors would say 8)
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