Re: Freeze break: gnome-shell: network menu overflow

2011/4/4 Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com>:
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 12:32 AM, Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2011-04-03 at 10:05 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
>>> Le samedi 02 avril 2011, à 22:16 -0400, Owen Taylor a écrit :
>>> > Patch in the bug take a simple approach of adding a scrollbar to the
>>> > section when needed. I think the patch is pretty low risk because it
>>> > doesn't add any complicated tracking logic. There are a few hackish
>>> > low-level layout and event handling aspects but it's certainly not
>>> > the level of hack that there would be to add a scrollbar to a GtkMenu -
>>> > menus in shell are basically just boxes with children.
>>> I'm not a fan of adding this now if there are a few hackish things in
>>> it, as there will be basically no time to make sure it'll get fully
>>> tested.
>> Well, we have thorough testing of how things are working currently,
>> and it isn't pretty. Dense accumulations of wireless networks are pretty
>> normal.
>> The hackish parts are to avoid larger and much riskier real fixes
>> (width-for-height layout for StBoxLayout, rewriting event handling in
>> StScrollbar), and I feel they are *relatively* safe. The most likely
>> sort of bad bug might be some sort of corner case where we would get a
>> thrown exception and a stuck menu up, but clicking aronud the menu all
>> weekend I haven't seen that. FWIW...
>>> Also, I find it weird that it won't behave like overflowing GtkMenu...
>> I think it's probably weirder to *us* to have a scrollbar in a menu
>> than to *users* - e.g., the distinction between a GTK+ menu and a
>> webbrowser completion dropdown with a scrollbar is probably pretty
>> subtle to users.
>>> Is the long term plan to keep it with a scrollbar, or do you consider it
>>> more like a quick fix for 3.0?
>> I'm considering it more of a short-term fix. We don't have consensus
>> on a long term plan design yet. How should the items be ordered? Is
>> there are a More... expander or does More... take you  directly to
>> network settings?
>> I'd like to improve ordering in the menu for 3.0.1 (right now, the 5
>> items that appear above More... are completely random), but that doesn't
>> fix the problem.
>> Basically, I don't think this is bad UI (except for the random
>> ordering.) It would be better with some visual tweaking, but I think it
>> will carry us to 3.2.
> I'm in favour of adding the scrollbar short-term fix today. Leaving
> this easy-to-find UI glitch unadressed will look bad in reviews..

Approval from me too, I got the issue on a netbook, and it was really bad.

Frederic Crozat

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