Linked by Bryce Harrington on Wed 2nd Jun 2004 17:15 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces I had to reread Bulia's email three times. It was one of those nigh-mythical events that you read happens in Open Source projects, but never see in person. Yet, amazingly, here it was, and I knew Fred's patch would instantly double Inkscape's utility.
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RE: I might be the only one, but..
by greytomorrow on Sat 12th Jun 2004 10:38 UTC

here's where i go slightly off-topic...

Michiel, no, you are not the only one who prefers Sodipodi's interface.

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I just can't understand this pervasive and morbid love of parent-child windows and horizontal menus. The various window managers and apps that follow this UI model had the chance to create something more productive but they BLEW IT. What could be more CONVENIENT and USER-FRIENDLY than having your menu UNDER YOUR MOUSE, wherever it may be at the moment? Even better than the Mac's constant menubar (and I'm primarily a Mac user)! It's like when i hear people complain about the GIMP's (pre-2.x) interface: "there's no horizontal menu in the window! I'm confused." Obviously, a question of UI "familiarity" and NOT of "improvement" (not that the model Sodipodi uses is something new either).
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