[vlc-devel] Re: Prefs UI?

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Thu Mar 11 15:09:27 CET 2004

On 10 mrt 2004, at 18:57, Tim Omernick wrote:
> On Mar 10, 2004, at 5:31 AM, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote:
>>> DJ,
>>> I'd like to rework VLC's preferences window so that it's a lot more 
>>> user friendly and approachable.  I was thinking we could make it 
>>> more like the preferences panel in Safari, Mail, etc., with a 
>>> toolbar on the top, with icons for each category.
>> I love the idea :)
>> But who is going to create the icons?
>> What are the most used preferences? I think this might be a bit 
>> difficult to determine, but possible.
> I was actually thinking we could take some subset of the preferences 
> which are visible when the "Advanced" button is not checked, and 
> create some nice UI for those in the new categories.  If any of the 
> "Advanced" preferences are as commonly used as the "Basic" ones, then 
> they should probably not be considered "Advanced".


> I have no idea who is going to create the icons.  Is there not a 
> graphics designer on this list?  If there isn't, we could ask around 
> on some forums.  I'm sure someone would be glad to help out.

We don't :) It's one of the big problems we have.
- No 'resident' designers for interfaces and icons.
- Not enough people writing user documentation
- too much users, too little helpers :)

>> - move the playlistwindow into the controller like with iTunes. 
>> probably use a NSView that gets resized/(un)loaded when checking the 
>> green button.
> I would really love to work on this.  An iTunes interface for movies 
> would be incredibly useful for people with large video collections.  I 
> should probably talk with Steven Woodward about this, since he also 
> seems interested, judging from a recent post of his on the MacNN 
> forums.

This is really something that should be taken one step at a time i 


Universiteit Twente
Derk-Jan Hartman (d.hartman at student.utwente dot nl)

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