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Re: [trinity-users] next problem, Konqueror's 75% crash rate when clicking on an http link in KMail

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 08:08:33 -0400
On Monday 09 March 2015 05:44:38 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Monday 09 March 2015 07:08:18 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > It would have been a bit more obvious had it been above the right
> > pane of the little window. Then the mental connection would have
> > been a lot more automatic.  I have done some gui's on older machines
> > that had far fewer colors available, and there is a huge difference
> > in the perception of  "user friendly" when seemingly tiny details
> > like that are attended to.
>
> File it as a wish bug.  This lot really listen - within the limits of
> there being very few of them, so they can't react fast.  I agree about
> on the top left being hard to see - one of the shops I use regularly
> has moved its search window to the top left and I miss it at first
> every time.
>
> Could you code it and submit a patch along with the big report? 
> Especially if you have done GUIs in the past.
>
> Lisi

There is a huge difference between coding up a gui for Nitros9 on an old 
TRS-80 Color Computer 3, and coding up something in glade or pyvcp. 
Sure, I've added some buttons and such to the axis gui for linuxcnc, but 
that was by copy/pasting an example from the wiki, submitted by somebody 
who actually knew what they were doing. If I needed to modify it, I had 
to msg the author for suggestions. Hooking the button up to actually do 
something useful, such as telling spindle servo's P.I.D. component 
whether the lathes backgear was in low or high  OTOH, was up to me.

If carving up that panel in steel, plastic, or even wood, gcode is half a 
day to write & execute it to make it, on my cnc controlled milling 
machine.

I'd have to spend months getting familiar with QT before I could grok the 
code that makes that TCC window now.  So I'll just say it should be put 
on the wish list for R15 & let it be.  Whomever wrote that code, could I 
expect move it, and compile test it in <10 minutes. 10 more to submit 
the patch.  Done.  My first attempt would probably poison the 
neighborhood cats. :(

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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