Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Option rework (was: Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menu system)
Re: Option rework (was: Re: my next crazy idea... rework the menu system)
From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 18:38:24 +1000
On 23/08/06, Andreas Stemmer <groovingandi_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> Jonas H wrote:
> > Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> > > 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.
> > The reason I dislike (despise is probably closer, in fact) the
> > "Simple/Advanced" system that simply adds more options when advanced is
> > enabled, is that you have no idea where to look for advanced options and
> > they are usually not easy to find. There needs to be somewhere to go
> > where you can see the advanced options. I'd like an "Advanced options"
> > menu much better, from a UI standpoint.
> While I agree that all settings should be available on the device, I
> also dislike the "Simple/Advanced" system. My experience with
> applications that have such a menu system is that I usually activate the
> advanced menu the very first time because I want to try everything out
> and never switch back to simple mode. So I'm perhaps a user who needs to
> be forced to have a tidy menu ;-)
> We already have config file for the wps, I don't see any problem moving
> some other options to config files as well. A special cfg-editor plugin
> would be a good idea for changing the settings on the device itself.
> I foresee long discussions about which options should be kept in
I have no problem with having heaps of options. I like having that
I guess a dedicated plugin to do the hidden settings would be ok.. but
if you do that why not just move the entire settings system to a
plugin? (rhetorical, i know its a bad idea)
Received on 2006-08-23