[uae] [rfc] gtk+ gui layout

  • From: Martin Garton <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: uae@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Richard Drummond <evilrich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 14:20:19 +0100 (BST)


I have been doing some tidying up of the gtk+ gui code in uae, some of 
which I have already sent patches for to this list.

So far though I have been concentrating on improving the quality of the
code and have done little to change the look of the gui.  Before I change
anything in this area I want to see what others think

I think the current layout could be improved quite a bit. 9 tabs for
configuration is too many especially considering some have very little on
them (eg. sound, graphics, chipset, gameport)

I don't plan to just start arbirtarily moving things around but for
example I don't think most users care about the distinction between
"graphics" and "chipset" and they could be one tab just called "graphics"

Also, cpu and memory options could be on one panel together IMO.

In some panels, Richard already made some changes to use drop downs
instead of radio buttons for some things. I plan to make further similar
changes to save screen space and make the gui look less busy.

Does anyone have any comments about any of this or further ideas and 

I will probably provide patches on this list for the various bits and
leave it up to Richard to decide which bits he applies, if any.


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