[RDD] Rivendell 2.7.0

Morten Krarup Nielsen mortenkn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 03:49:25 EST 2014


It would be nice, if this consistency Rivendell is aiming for also included
accented/foreign characters :-) In some modules they look right, in other
modules they doesn't


2014/1/20 Fred Gleason <fredg at paravelsystems.com>

> On Jan 20, 2014, at 00:08 17, Luigino Bracci <lbracci at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Another suggestion: check the Human Interface Guidelines from Gnome, KDE
> or maybe other OS.
> >
> > Gnome
> > https://developer.gnome.org/hig-book/stable/input-mouse.html (see
> 10.1.3)
> >
> > KDE
> > http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Usability/HIG (but I can't find
> anything about drang and drop)
>
> All other things being equal, an excellent idea.  However, we already
> break many of these (e.g. the use of color on buttons to indicate state).
>  Unfortunately, radio automation (and industrial process control in
> general) is such an unusual beast that style books written for ‘office’
> tasks often have only limited relevance.
>
> My overall philosophy with regard to Rivendell’s UI has always been:
>
> 1) Aim for absolute UI consistency across all of Rivendell’s modules while
> still providing an efficient and discoverable interface for getting the job
> at hand done, while:
>
> 2) Maintaining as much consistency as possible to the larger ‘stylebook’
> standards of the underlying platform.
>
> We try to do both, but in the event of a conflict, 1) will always trump 2)
> (especially given the diversity of Linux window managers out there).  There
> are certain advantages to being an Apple and hence able to enforce One
> Right Way to do things.
>
> Cheers!
>
>
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