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Arrow icons are reverse of CVS icons [message #3495] Fri, 15 June 2007 22:32 Go to next message
Dennis Ballance is currently offline Dennis Ballance
Messages: 9
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi all -

I have noticed that the incoming/outgoing change icons for Bugzilla in
Mylyn are pointing the opposite directions from the corresponding arrows
in the Eclipse CVS module. The colors are the same (blue for incoming,
gray for outgoing), but in CVS the incoming arrow points left, while the
outgoing arrow points right.

Any chance of synchronizing these (i.e. reversing Mylyn arrow
directions)? It's a small thing but it causes me periodic confusion as
my Mylyn use increases relative to CVS use. ;)

Dennis
Re: Arrow icons are reverse of CVS icons [message #3560 is a reply to message #3495] Sat, 16 June 2007 23:11 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: beatmik.acm.org

This decision was a topic of much debate:

182772: improve Task List table/tree layout
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=182772

Note my comments outlining the key tradeoffs of using the Synchronize
arrows, which we experimented with multiple variations of. In the end
there was too much visual clutter and too much contrast to make for a
clean UI when there are a lot of incomings (quite typical, since the
Task List functions like an inbox). While we try to never break from UI
conventions established by the Platform, the Synchronize view convention
does not quite scale to what we needed for the Task List.

However, thanks to all the feedback on that bug report we realize that
some will not want to change or will not like the dissonance of having
two styles (even though the color schemes match). So we do provide a
Sandbox UI Tweak that uses the standard Synchronize view arrows and
positioning. We will have the update site with that tweak available
tomorrow.

If you find yourself using the Synchronize arrow style please open a bug
report in case others want to have this voted out of the UI Tweaks and
into the distribution.

Mik

Dennis Ballance wrote:
> Hi all -
>
> I have noticed that the incoming/outgoing change icons for Bugzilla in
> Mylyn are pointing the opposite directions from the corresponding arrows
> in the Eclipse CVS module. The colors are the same (blue for incoming,
> gray for outgoing), but in CVS the incoming arrow points left, while the
> outgoing arrow points right.
>
> Any chance of synchronizing these (i.e. reversing Mylyn arrow
> directions)? It's a small thing but it causes me periodic confusion as
> my Mylyn use increases relative to CVS use. ;)
>
> Dennis
Re: Arrow icons are reverse of CVS icons [message #567816 is a reply to message #3495] Sat, 16 June 2007 23:11 Go to previous message
Mik Kersten is currently offline Mik Kersten
Messages: 287
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
This decision was a topic of much debate:

182772: improve Task List table/tree layout
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=182772

Note my comments outlining the key tradeoffs of using the Synchronize
arrows, which we experimented with multiple variations of. In the end
there was too much visual clutter and too much contrast to make for a
clean UI when there are a lot of incomings (quite typical, since the
Task List functions like an inbox). While we try to never break from UI
conventions established by the Platform, the Synchronize view convention
does not quite scale to what we needed for the Task List.

However, thanks to all the feedback on that bug report we realize that
some will not want to change or will not like the dissonance of having
two styles (even though the color schemes match). So we do provide a
Sandbox UI Tweak that uses the standard Synchronize view arrows and
positioning. We will have the update site with that tweak available
tomorrow.

If you find yourself using the Synchronize arrow style please open a bug
report in case others want to have this voted out of the UI Tweaks and
into the distribution.

Mik

Dennis Ballance wrote:
> Hi all -
>
> I have noticed that the incoming/outgoing change icons for Bugzilla in
> Mylyn are pointing the opposite directions from the corresponding arrows
> in the Eclipse CVS module. The colors are the same (blue for incoming,
> gray for outgoing), but in CVS the incoming arrow points left, while the
> outgoing arrow points right.
>
> Any chance of synchronizing these (i.e. reversing Mylyn arrow
> directions)? It's a small thing but it causes me periodic confusion as
> my Mylyn use increases relative to CVS use. ;)
>
> Dennis
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