Re: Planned "Sound Settings" improvements

On 11/16/2011 05:00 PM, Bastien Nocera wrote:
On Wed, 2011-11-16 at 16:41 +0100, David Henningsson wrote:
On 10/25/2011 08:40 PM, Bastien Nocera wrote:
On Tue, 2011-10-25 at 20:00 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
Btw, just a quick question so I know the limitations: What are the
maximum size (in pixels) of the sound settings dialog? Are we designing
for 1024x768, 800x600 or even less?

Hi again!

Apart from working on the PulseAudio side, I've made a new mockup, here:

Comments about the mockup:

First remember, I'm not a designer (the previous mockup was not made by
me), so please don't laugh about left margins not being pixel aligned
and such. Also, out of laziness I started off with a screenshot from my
current system, so if there's some Ubuntu theming in there, just ignore
that. :-)

Well, disregarding the Ubuntu theme, and such, but could you base it off
the current development version of gnome-control-center, rather than the
GNOME 3.2 version?

The order of the tabs has changed, as have the mute checkboxes.

Once we start the upstreaming process towards GNOME, we'll base that off what that is the current development version at that point. We'll make a Sound Settings version for Ubuntu 12.04 first, and I assume we'll base that off GNOME 3.2, as the rest of 12.04 will be based off GNOME 3.2.

The names in the left pane is the actual names we get out of PulseAudio
today. I'd probably submit a PA patch to remove some of the "Analog" and
"Audio" in the names, as I find them mostly superfluous.

Fade will be hidden for profiles with less than four channels and
Subwoofer will be hidden if there is no LFE channel.

This is already the case. We check with PulseAudio whether Fade and LFE
are available.

Yes, so no difference there.

The "Volume Boost" can be debated until we all fall down dead, I left it
out for now as I personally don't think +11 dB fits all. I guess there
will be some space available if the debate ends up with  implementing it.

You can try adding it later. But I'm not interested in bundling
something I don't want to see along with other changes. Trying to sneak
it in is unlikely to make me very cooperative, to say the least.

I don't know if we're ending up having a "Volume Boost" in the Ubuntu 12.04 version of the sound settings or not. That might not be relevant to you either.

I'm assuming that when we start upstreaming stuff, there might be things you don't agree with, and if so, that you (or someone else from upstream GNOME) will then be reasonably helpful - we'll help each other to sort those things out and fix things up. Does that make sense?

And finally a question:

I tried hard to fit the pixel margins of 675x490 in the mockup. But may
I ask what hardware we're actually targetting here? It seems like most
netbooks [1] are either 800x480, in which case 675x490 won't fit, or
1024x600, in which case there should be plenty of more, at least on the
width side? Or am I missing something?

As I mentioned in:
the target size is mentioned in:

"675x530px" though probably below 490px in height to fit on all netbooks
(except the original Asus eeePC, but really).

Yes, both 675x530px and 675x490px is taken from the page you just quoted. My point is that I don't understand what screen resolution that would match? On the height it seems to match against 600 pixels of screen resolution, but according to this page:

...all netbooks which have 600 pixels height also have 1024 pixels width. Which should leave a lot more width to the system settings application than just 675 pixels. Could explain where the "675" number comes from?

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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