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Subject: Re: The UI design

Re: The UI design

From: George Styles <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 14:20:16 +0100

What would be REALLY cool would be to abstract the UI into a defined API so
it can be pulled out and replaced if people want, kinda like a limited
version of 'skining up' WinAmp

Looking at the code, it looks like the menus are already done like this...

what d'ya think?


----- Original Message -----
From: "M. OReilly" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 2:33 PM
Subject: The UI design

> Well, the list has been quiet for a few days now, so I assume things are
> going well. Time to shake them up?
> I have been thinking about the UI design, and I think this is one of the
> ways in which I could help directly with the Rockbox project. (I'm
> sort of like I'm not pulling my fair share since I can't code...)
> So far, most of the UI interface has been lifted from ideas in the
> Archos firmware, requested on this list, or a product of the intuition of
> the developers. While this is certainly making good progress, I wonder if
> perhaps a concentrated, centralized UI design wouldn't be a good idea. I
> think heuristics is fascinating, and that it could be very helpful to know
> what we want our end product to look and act like before we finish coding.
> I think some sort of flowchart or process diagram would be a good way to
> communicate the user interface to each other.
> Does anyone else think this is a good idea? If so, I volunteer to be a
> focal point for developing this into an actuality. I don't know if anyone
> has concatenated a list of UI-specific requests so far, so any help (from
> the list and Sourceforge archives, perhaps) would be good.
> Thanks,
> Matt
Received on 2002-07-02

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