[DogParkList] Re: UTC - 24hr format; log list editing MLDX

Don Agro dagro at dogparksoftware.com
Tue Sep 13 10:14:04 EDT 2005

Hi Chuck,

On 13-Sep-05, at 5:42 AM, Chuck Gould wrote:

> Don,
> I'll have to check up on the latest guidelines, but as a for  
> instance, you can change any date or time in Excel to any format  
> you like (think LabView can override the time format, too). Anyway,  
> they are GUIDElines. Even within MLDX, it still puts the time in  
> the log in 24hr format, no matter what the edit boxes show.

That is to speed sorting.

> I don't want to get into GUI design debates,

I thought we already were :)

> as just about every program written has some variation on the  
> guidelines. No other app I've ever used has needed to control/ 
> option click to resize column widths (back to 1984 on Mac). Also, I  
> don't think the guidelines would leave out the use of tabs for  
> table navigation.

Well Chuck, the Carbon tables I am using from Metrowerks PowerPlant  
have some limitations and there is absolutely nothing going to change  
that until I re-write MLDX for Cocoa. I haven't done so yet because I  
still have a few OS 9 customers and I don't want to leave them high  
and dry.

> Don't get me wrong, I still like the program and will enjoy using  
> it. And, I'll continue to recommend it to other Mac HAMs.
> Oh well. Thanks for listening, anyway. These conversations seem too  
> familiar - as I've mentioned, I've worked your end of the  
> development process and had to field these sorts of issues with IBM  
> and Hitachi as customers (among others). It can be tedious, to say  
> the least.

Yes it can.

> Thanks again.
> 73
> -chuck WB6KDH

73 Don Agro VE3VRW

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