[uae] Re: [rfc] gtk+ gui layout

  • From: Richard Drummond <evilrich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: uae@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 21:43:19 -0500

Hi Martin

On Sunday 04 April 2004 08:20 am, Martin Garton wrote:
> 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.

Great. ;-)

> 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 agree. I was actually thinking about using a listview to pick pages rather 
than a tab.

> 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"

Agreed. I was going to move the p96 memory settings to the memory page - and 
merge the graphics and chipset pages.

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

I don't know about this. Comments, anybody?

> 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
> suggestions?

One other thing - I was considering dropping support for Gtk+1.2. The only 
real reason I was hanging on to this was I had hoped that the osx-gtk port 
might work. It doesn't, and probably won't any time soon. I would therefore 
vote for moving the GUI to GTK+2 entirely. This would make it cleaner and let 
us take advantage of the new features of Gtk+2.


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