Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: GUI
From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 13:19:43 +0100 (CET)
On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Gabriel Meier wrote:
> does anybody know, if there are any plans for making a proper gui?
First, developers that might work on such a thing might be reading the dev
mailing list and not the users list...
I think "a proper gui" needs a whole lot of definition. I don't think "proper
GUI" is an objective way of describing a specific vision of a GUI. What you
may consider proper, someone else might consider crap.
> I think usability is something that would help roxbock to beat iriver in
> every respect.
An by "beat" you mean "look better" ?
I personally cannot and have never understood how any sane person can say that
iriver's firmware is better, easier or more user-friendly than Rockbox. I
couldn't understand it while I used it. Luckily those days are passed tense
(I mention this just to put some perspective on the subject, I realize we're
not all the same.)
> When I switch my iriver on, I don't want to see the file-structure of
> the disc, but want to have a choice on what to to
> This could be made with a text-interface as well, but a gui would put
> the finishing touches.
When you go pondering further on this subject I only want you to remember a
* custom language strings
* custom font
* speach (i.e "talking menus")
* various LCD sizes
* various LCD depths
When you cover them and bring a nice eye-candy GUI at the same time, I bet
many users will support it.
(I also better point out that these are *MY* opinions and I do not speak for
-- Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/Received on 2006-03-03