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Subject: Re[2]: The UI design

Re[2]: The UI design

From: Kjell Ericson <>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 19:37:47 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Alex Gitelman wrote:

> I think Recorder 20 (the one I got) has reasonably good UI.

I agree!

> There few things that I would improve but calling it "unusually bad" is a
> little too much.

I got a Jukebox 6000, and there the buttons are placed "unusally bad". I've
never seen anyone thinking that you browse a file tree by pressing the
"right"-button to get next file/dir and the "upper" key to step into that dir.

> You can not just say to some guy - "Go and put stickers on your player
> 'cause we think original ones are bad".

But you can make it an option. Or rather to say, I can make it an option :-)
"Take it or leave it" is better than "leave it" :-)

The major inpact it makes of the source is that the defines of the buttons
get's changed. Unless we want two binaries must I/we change the code so all
defines are soft instead of hard defined.

> He/She has printed manual that describes what buttons do and best would be
> to use the same button assignments.

Well, he/she can save the manual for the button layout, but aren't the Rockbox
project ment to do more/better/different than the rest of the manual can
We need to write a manual anyway in my opinion (I've never read mine actually

> It would be nice though to be able to reassign buttons but in my point
> of view it's not the highest priority task.

I agree again.'s just my most irritating part of the Jukebox, so it's my problem if I
want to change it. First I need some summer vacation :-)

  // Kjell
Received on 2002-07-02

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