Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Yet another user interface proposal

On Sun, 2003-02-02 at 20:41, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-02-02 at 06:41, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> First, thanks for working on this. 
> > 
> > The sidebar acts like a source selector and no more like a view
> > switcher. No more menu merging, the only piece of ui that could change a
> > bit when changing source are filters.
> > This is mostly a code change, since the views was pretty consistent (or
> > was planned to be), but I think it will have positive effects in the
> > future, forcing us to not evolve in one of these terrible all in one,
> > viewed applications.
> The toplevel information display will have to change too.  For example,
> internet radio stations don't have artist/album information, and they do
> have web links (which local files generally don't).
> But in general I think I agree with you.
> One other issue; not only will what filters are active have to change
> when switching sources, but their layout will too.  For iradio there is
> really only one filter which makes sense, in particular genre.  And
> putting one enormous filter on the top takes up too much room.  I have
> it laid out on the side:

These was changes that was necessary also with the new design I think.

>From a user interface design perspective I'm trying to make the point
that changes should be kept minimal, and that we should have a source
switcher (the way how you get the songs changes but the way you interact
with them is kept more similar is possible), instead of a view switcher
(everything change, more like different applications embedded in one,
see evolution).

Also, but I dont care that much about this, I was under the impression
that the views separation was giving some problems of code duplication.
But I'm sure jorn knows a lot more than me about this ;)

Jorn, what do you think finally ? ;) Can we start making incremental
improvements over the old design or should we wait you find the perfect
design ?
Personally I respect any decision you take, and I hope everyone will do
the same. It's silly to fork, since we have all the same targets.


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