[openbeos] Re: ShowImage

  • From: Kris van der Ven <kjvdven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 00:56:43 +0100

euhm, I think the maillist and a email adres is playing pingpong with emails :?

At 23:49 21-11-2003, you wrote:

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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