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Subject: Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menu system

Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menu system

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 17:38:51 +1000

On 23/08/06, Jonas H <rasher_at_rasher.dk> wrote:
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>
> > Also, your approach seems to mostly focus how to remove unnecessary
> > lines in the menu code but the "option bloat" is also due to all little
> > support-functions etc that each little thing requires and not only for
> > the little lines in the actual menu, and I didn't see your approach
> > address that.
>
> Furthermore, "option bloat" in my eyes is more than just code-size and
> code-readability. It's also the fact, that too many options make baby
> Jesus cry. Or at least, it makes it harder to find what you're looking
> for. The amount of settings available is already very daunting and
> probably somewhat discouraging to many users.
>
> I'm increasingly of the opinion that it might be a good idea,
> usability-wise if the menus were trimmed, and some of the more esoteric
> options only were available through .cfg files or similar.

Last post before going back On Topic...
This is a bad option.. all settings should be available on the DAP. A
nicer option is maybe having 2 sets of options, "simple" and
"advanced" where the only difference is some options are not visible
in "simple" mode.
>
> Of course, in that case, people will be unable to change certain options
> without having to use a computer. Maybe some sort of .cfg-file editor
> plugin could be created, which would then expose all available options
> (or maybe just the hidden ones).
>
> I guess I've gone off on a tangent here, but I don't really have any
> basis forming an opinion on the original suggestion.
>
> --
> Jonas H
> rasher(at)rasher(dot)dk
>
Received on 2006-08-23


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