[DogParkList] Re: DogParkList Digest, Vol 11, Issue 7
dagro at dogparksoftware.com
Fri Aug 12 06:27:28 EDT 2005
On 12-Aug-05, at 6:07 AM, David Ferrington wrote:
> Well, I like MLDX and I believe I understand why you want to keep the
> interface as it is. Just because it doesn't do one thing I thought
> I might
> like, doesn't stop it being the best around.
> I was never suggesting you change this just because I thought it
> might be
Ahh - and that's what I'm trying to get to - I don't disagree with
the usefulness - just the means of achieving it. I need to know the
specific use you are trying to affect.
> that's why I asked for other peoples opinion. And I wasn't
> suggesting you change the current interface, but just allow people to
> 'tear-off' a panel, a bit lit tear-off menu's (yes, perhaps too
Yup - tear offs are out of the question. It is also a design decision
that I reserve for myself as the author :)
This list is really geared towards helping people understand how
MacLoggerDX (and our other products) work - not holding public votes
on how to redesign them.
> As I said, I need to re-read the manual and consider my use more.
> And please don't think I'm unhappy with the interface or the
> product, it's
> just I found myself jumping between DxClusters, Log, Map and Bands
> quite a
> bit and wounded if it would be simple to pop them off.
No problem. I encourage you not to drop the issue but to arrive at a
Just because I disagree with your solution does not mean that there
is not a problem.
Time and time again I have seen the same thing - a user will report a
suggestion for a fix rather than the underlying problem.
What I am trying to get at is - what was happening when you first
thought "Gee I really would like to tear off this panel and leave it
running while I go and do... xyz".
We don't want to compromise the design of the UI, but we can still
work within that framework to achieve the desired result - if we can
define the problem instead of just holding public votes on various
As you use MLDX and get to one of those points where you would like
to tear off a panel - note what you are attempting to do and let me
know - but I will find a description of the problem much more useful
than a proposal for a new design.
73 Don Agro VE3VRW
D o g P a r k S o f t w a r e L t d .
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