Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: F2 Configuration
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
c0utta fish wrote:
I'm not sure I think your approach is the best way to do this. It certainly is a very flexible way, but I'm unconvincet it will accomplish what we really want.
I don't think the configurable quickscreens should simply be shortcuts to menu entries. That's too slow to use, at least the way the configuration menu entries work today (enter setting, change value, exit setting).
I think we should start with making a list of what is reasonable to be able to put in the configurable F2 screens. (And "everything" is not a good answer.) Then, looking at this list, we can think about the best way to implement it.
A little background:
"Total configurability" is nice in a theoretical and geeky way, but it really doesn't help end users. Drawn to it's logical conclusion, total configurability means replacing most UI code with an interpreted script language. This way, every single user can rewrite the Rockbox UI to their liking.
Experience from several past projects that have tried this approach, however, tells us that the overwhelming majority of users don't want the complexity such a solution gives. Most users don't want to program their tools, they want options and settings.
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