[mythtv-users] Re: Re: Cannot set a recording
Michael J. Sherman
msherman at dsbox.com
Mon Sep 6 18:38:34 EDT 2004
>> 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?
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.
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