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Re: [egit-dev] checking

I'd have to agree with this thread,
Looking at the screenshot (
I'm not even sure exactly what each of them mean and generally wouldn't notice them.
Side by side would seem a good comprimize - these are just as, if not more important/useful than
the author/committer details (I'd expect much fewer people to need to change from the default of these).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: egit-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:egit-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Robert Munteanu
> Sent: 06 June 2011 15:22
> To: Alex Blewitt
> Cc: EGit developer discussion
> Subject: Re: [egit-dev] checking
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Alex Blewitt <alex.blewitt@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > On 4 Jun 2011, at 23:49, Matthias Sohn <matthias.sohn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> >> The checkboxes were replaced by toggle buttons which isn't really
> >> hiding them but leaving some more space for the commit message and
> the file list.
> >
> > Yeah, that's the awful UI I was talking about. Everyone knows what a
> checkbox means on platforms and can read the explanatory text to learn
> how to use the UI. No one knows what a small icon is for, and so won't be
> able to learn how to use it unless they already know. Which is a checkbox and
> which is an action? A UI is supposed to be intuitive.
> I recently noticed the new and noteworthy screenshots as well, and I think
> that the icons might be a little too obscure to be of real use.
> I believe that introducing the checkboxes in a 2x2 grid would've reduced the
> space taken up by 50% which should be a good enough saving.
> Alex, you mentioned a bug report. Can you please link to it? I hope that even
> though we're going to ship 1.0 with the current Commit Dialog layout there is
> room for discussion on its future form.
> Thanks,
> Robert
> >
> > Frankly the UI for EGit's commits sucks in the name of "needing more space
> for the commit message". I mean really? Scrolling is a technique when these
> things overflow - what you've saved is maybe one or two lines and made it
> significantly worse for the new user, not to mention breaking style guidelines
> and consistency with every other version control commit dialog.
> >
> > No doubt it's too late to do anything about it now; maybe it wasn't when I
> raised the bug about it earlier on. But I will say it on record that my belief is
> that this was a badly executed change (from a UX perspective) with minimal
> benefit (optimising for a specific case when there is between old-new lines
> of text shown).
> >
> > Alex
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