[mythtv-users] Re: Re: Cannot set a recording
GeckoFiend at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 19:18:38 EDT 2004
On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 18:38:34 -0400, Michael J. Sherman
<msherman at dsbox.com> wrote:
> >> If you want to use the left/right style, all I ask is that it not be
> >> wrapped up into a listbox widget. That is, I think, what is
> >> fundamentally broken about this new style.
> >I personly think you're overstating the problem. The problem is the
> >lack of visual indicators to show you that you can move left or right
> >and that's being fixed.
> The problem is not just the lack of left/right indicators. I think the
> whole style is not quite right and not intuitive.
> I understand that you want to justify the new interface style; that's
> natural for any developer. At work I'll justify code changes till I'm
> blue in the face, but that doesn't mean they're always right. Sometimes
> a change isn't always for the better, and my *opinion* is that this
> change is for the worse. But that's just my opinion. I've only been
> developing user-facing software for 6 years now, so what do I know?
If I had invented the design out of whole-cloth I'd be concerned with
"justifying" it. But I didn't just invent some new UI paradigm. I
emulated one thats already gone through usability testing and numerous
focus groups. While appreciate your opinion, code speaks louder than
words. If you've got a better idea by all means implement it. I
capable of seperating myself from the code I write. And since we're
waving around our development histories, I've been writing code
professionaly for somewhere in the region of 12 years sonny. ;)
> With that I'll just shut up now. I think I've tried to lay out my case
> as to why I think that new style is bad. If you choose not to agree,
> that's fine! In the spirit of open-source software I'm lending a voice
> to try to improve the product. Please don't take this any other way. I
> love my Myth box quite a bit, and have "converted" four friends to also
> set one up for themselves. There's so much potential in MythTV that I
> just want to make sure nothing detracts from the amazing software.
As I said above, code speaks louder than words. If you don't like
something, then as a developer change it and submit a patch.
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