euhm, I think the maillist and a email adres is playing pingpong with emails :?
At 23:49 21-11-2003, you wrote:
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 > > ----------------------------------------- > Email provided by http://www.ntlhome.com/