[vlc-devel] Rethinking the Mac OS X GUI
Dominic.Spitaler at gmx.at
Sat May 30 14:11:51 CEST 2009
Sure we'd love to work together with Georg and Tony Delande.
I'll write some more information about the project in the next days.
Am 28.05.2009 um 00:16 schrieb Jean-Baptiste Kempf:
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:39:40PM +0200, Georg Seifert wrote :
>> I would like to help refine it further and implement it. I know cocoa
>> well enough to do this.
> More help is very welcome.
> Our Mac OS X developers are not growing, but Mac OS community is.
>>> Due to my work on the new VLC document icons, I've licked blood,
>>> and would like to contribute a bit more to the VLC project.
>>> Let me just quickly introduce myself.
>>> My name is Dominic Spitaler, I'm 17 years old and from Austria.
>>> I am a graphic design & multimedia student visiting “die graphische”
>>> in Vienna.
>>> During the summer I'd like to rethink and redesign the GUI for VLC
>>> media player
>>> on Mac OS X, as I believe that VLC is technologically probably the
>>> best player
>>> out there, but the user interface trigs me (and a lot of other mac
>>> users) to use it,
>>> and instead switch over to quicktime, which has a (in my believe)
>>> better GUI.
>>> I'm really interested in usability, interaction and user interface
>>> for three years mac user and have a passion for beautiful icons &
>>> I have some experience in developing Windows applications and am
>>> learning Cocoa, as my main OS has been Mac OS X for three years.
>>> I'd work together with a friend and colleague of mine.
>>> I think some main issues we'll try to fix in VLC will be:
>>> - Redesign & rethink the GUI to be easier to use, to learn and more
>>> - Update the visual appearance
>>> - to fix inconsistencies like different VLC icons all over the UI
>>> (Preferences, About)
>>> - to be visually pleasing
>>> - for 10.5 Leopard (respectively Snow Leopard)
>>> - Make sure, the VLC interface follows the Apple Human Interface
>>> - Maybe change some default settings (f.E a better subtitle font,…)
>>> I hope our work would be appreciated,
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> Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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