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Subject: RE: Remake User Interface
From: Henri (hdavidlists_at_free.fr)
Date: 2004-01-12


> On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Henri wrote:
>
> > - are they plan to integrate this graphical sound menu we saw some
> > time ago in patch ?
> >
> http://rockbox.haxx.se/mail/archive/rockbox->
archive-2003-02/0642.shtml
> Ah, the good old Joaquim patch.
>
> Unfortunately he never provided us with a good patch, so his
> work was never incorporated. Besides, I think the general
> agreement is that we should use horizontal sliders for sound
> setting values, not vertical ones.

The idea would not to intergate his patch, which I think old now and
would be pain full to integrate, but we could however intergrates some
ideas out of it.

>
> > - this patch included a remade key binding that was way
> more efficient
> > than the current one
>
> 1. That is of course very subjective.

It is ;), but believe me, I used this interface for weeks, then came
back to the original rockbox. This has been painfull ;)

> 2. We already have lots of ideas, work and discussion on how
> to make the
> keymapping, and while Joaquim's patch brought some
> interesting approaches
> I personally don't like most of it.
> > (basically f1 sound menu, f2 menu, f3 wps, on browser, off stop).
> That's a concept I personally have problems with.

Why ? Do you prefer to first exit a menu and then press ON to go from
the browser to the wps ? than just Pressing F3 once to reach the wps ?
;)

On my side I have problem with the concept of the ON Button switching
between screens.

> > - exiting the menu is really boring as we have to press
> several time
> > on f1 or left to exit. Why can't we exit the menu while
> pressing ONCE
> > on ON ?
>
> If we just agree on having one key to exit a level with, and
> another key to exit the menu with, then we can indeed do it.

Everything is great then :D

> > The basic idea is that we have enought keys to make thing
> simple, so
> > why should we keep them so complex ;)
>
> There are a few more "basic ideas" than just that:
>
> 1. We need to come up with a system many (most?) people like
> and that fits how
> we want Rockbox to expand.
>
> 2. Someone's gotta do the code.

I could help a bit, but I am not good at C coding... ;)

henri



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