2002-06-30 01:52 pm (UTC)
IT NEEDS MORE PR0N THX.
Probably not for the next release, but...
I'd like to see Unicode support someday. Also, a changes-to-friends feature. (Both ideas stolen from Semagic...)
2002-06-30 02:22 pm (UTC)
Unicode support already works well. See gaal
for some Hebrew.
I'll add that to the list.
I hadn't actually been running the code from CVS... looks like it works. Woo.
2002-07-01 12:40 am (UTC)
Also, LogJam had Unicode before Semagic, very likely. At least, it was almost certainly the first client to support bidirectional Hebrew, thanks to GTK+ 2.0 and Pango.
I don't know if this is a problem for everybody, or just for me, but I run LogJam on a 800x600 display (my laptop), and I have access to post in about fifty journals (i.e. I'm a member of that many communities). When I go to the Journal -> Post As menu, only the first thirty will show up on the screen, and there appears to be no way to scroll through them. That makes LogJam pretty much unusable if I happen to want to post in one of last twenty or so journals on the list. So, perhaps a menu that will cascade to show more items than will fit on the screen would be nice to have.
Is it Evan's fault that GTK+ 2.0 is still behind what MacOS widgets did like 15 years ago?
2002-06-30 04:17 pm (UTC)
Actually! GTK2 fixes that! But yeah, Gtk1.2 has that problem. I can't hit all my communities on my 1280x960 screen, even.
I strongly dislike GTK2's IE-ish way of scrolling long menus. It should wrap over to extra columns, not scroll.. scrolling is terribly inefficient when there's no scrollbar.
I figured it was probably a problem with GTK, but I'm more or less GTK-illiterate, so I didn't know for sure. I just thought I'd ask.
2002-06-30 09:36 pm (UTC)
When clicking on the checkfriends button, it should be able to execute a command or open the friends page in the configured browser.
Yes, it's already there. You need to double-click on the indicator, though. :)
Hm, that doesn't seem to be documented anywhere (perhaps put it in the tooltip or some kind of help?), and it's not in the right-click menu (hint, hint).
Well, there is that rather long-winded help text you get the first time you (left) click on the indicator. It's documented there. But after Evan pointed this
out I realized that's not going to help much. Hell, it was my own idea to allow sending that help dialog away for good, I should have known better.
So: expect a patch soon. :)
2002-07-11 11:24 pm (UTC)
Haha! I didn't even notice that he said it isn't documented "anywhere"-- users never do read the dialogs. :)
Heh, I loved the part in that article about the menu dragging & Taskbar moving. It was one of the fundamental design flaws in Windows 9x and it too them until Windows XP that people DON'T WANT TO DRAG THE FUCKING START MENU AROUND THE SCREEN. You have no idea how many times people have actually asked me how to move the damn things back to where they were in the first place, because they don't realize they dragged it away.
Also, the part about the "tabbed" Mac control panel is very true. If a settings dialog has tabs which scroll off the screen somehow (Sawfish did this in the latest version for GNOME2), it loses its usefulness factor exponentially. However, I tend not to agree with the article about tabbed interfaces as a whole - very many Windows users I talk to most of the time don't realize there are tabs on a window in the first place. I say to them "click the Appearance tab" and it takes them a minute to figure out what I'm talking about, especally since the word "tab" doesn't seem to regster.
But anyway, I digress. The part about more words losing over just plain good UI design is almost always true, especially in this case. Normally you wouldn't double-click on something that looks like a button (e.g. the checkfriends icon). In fact, double-clicking is probably the most unintutive input method ever invented. It's not even close to obvious. At least if you make something double-clickable while it has a context menu, do something like put the same action in the context menu but make that text bold (e.g. like most Windows programs do if they put a little icon in the taskbar).
Also, the "revert to primary journal" is not working in 3.1-cvs.
And when deleting/posting an entry, everything should be reset to normal, e.g. no metadata/entry, and the button should change back to Submit.
2002-07-11 04:55 pm (UTC)
Nothing really works right now as it's all in flux.
New meta coming in soon though I think you'll hate it. :p
Ack, it's huge.. and there's no way to turn it off. Also, the Music and Comments could probably go on one line.
2002-07-12 08:14 pm (UTC)
I put music on its own line because it's usually longer than, say, mood (or even subject).
I'm not sure how I feel about grouping things just because they fit, either... one option I was considering is putting the option menus all in a line, but Comments and Picture aren't really the "same" sort of menu.
And then some people have picture keywords that are really long and that breaks everything too... yuk.
If you can convince me why something else is better, I'll do it. I think turning each option on and off is stupid, just more clicks to get at what you want and you're not losing that much screen space (consider the toolbar present in most apps, or the URL bar in a web browser).