[openbeos] Re: ShowImage

  • From: "Andrew Bachmann" <shatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 14:49:44 -0800 PST

Hello all,

I would also like to fall in line with Simon's comment.  When I saw the
features in the new ShowImage, my first thought wasn't "wow cool!"
it was: "uh oh, what justifies all this?".  In at least a couple cases I can
understand: printing, and page navigation. (for multi-page TIFFs)

But slide-show capability?  Isn't this overboard?  Certainly showing
captions below pictures in full-screen slide show mode is!  :-(  I'd like
to offer this as a guideline: if your binary is already larger than the
R5 binary, don't add "extra" features.


Simon Taylor <simontaylor1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Can I just add a quick feature-creep warning here. The stuff that's 
> been added sounds good (zooming, slideshow, etc) - but lets not forget 
> what the app is: "ShowImage" - a simple BeOS image viewer. Lets not go 
> down the linux road of constant new features that, somebody, somewhere, 
> thought would be cool. The next one will have transitions between 
> slides, then allowing you to add text on top of images, and then the 
> next version that lets you animate that text, and then something to let 
> you export as Flash, followed by the HTML image splitter....
> BeOS is all about small, focused apps that work really well for the job 
> they are designed to do.
> Remember guys, new features can be good... but adding 100 new features 
> doesn't make your app 100 notches better than before.
> Simon
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