Re: Proposal for inclusion in desktop: gnome-screensaver
- From: JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
- To: William Jon McCann <mccann jhu edu>
- Cc: release-team gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Proposal for inclusion in desktop: gnome-screensaver
- Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:11:17 -0400
On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 15:06 -0400, William Jon McCann wrote:
> Hi JP,
> JP Rosevear wrote:
> > I'm in favour with a couple of notes:
> > 1. I liked the UI for unlocking circa 0.13 much better than the current
> I made some changes in response to Matthew Paul Thomas' analysis . I
> don't agree with all of his conclusions but overall it seemed to be
> "less" which as we all know is "more" - so it won me over. Also worth
> noting is that as a result of less complexity and fewer images the
> startup time improved significantly.
> The changes were basically:
> * Show a "face image" if available
I think its wrong to assume the face stuff will be used everywhere and
then to feature it prominently, essentially forcing it to be used or to
get a meaningless (large) abstract person all the time
> * Center user's name instead of using a tabular layout for
> username/password fields
> * Don't show the stock lock icon
We use tabular in lots of other places.
> * Don't display the "Unlock" button when show the switch users options
This makes sense.
> * Remove the progress bar
This one I don't mind so much, it drove me nuts to see "About" 53
> We have some other bona fide user interface experts on this list so
> maybe they can help out here.
I pinged the UI guys at novell, hopefully they have something
constructive. I don't think they did any user tests involving screen
> > 2. The extra settings like DPMS need to be exposed like in xscreensaver
> > or move somewhere appropriate
> I'm hoping that there will soon be one place for all power management UI
> and policy.
We need to make sure this is actually in place before we switch.
JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
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