[Ardour-Dev] Ardour GUI strings

Dan Weatherill plasteredparrot at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 01:27:19 PDT 2008

Sorry people, realised I had accidentally sent this one just to Piotr 
and not to the whole list...

Dan Weatherill wrote:
> I think that GNOMEifying the ardour GUI is a very, very bad idea. A 
> lot of people use KDE (myself included). I don't want to start a flame 
> war about the different DEs, but at the moment ardour is equally happy 
> on either so it doesn't matter. We do not want to be in the position 
> of leaning ardour specifically toward GNOME. I think it should be the 
> open source DAW for linux, not the open source DAW just for gnome. At 
> the moment the ardour GUI style looks reasonably consistent accross 
> both desktops. It is at least self consistent. If you apply GNOME GUI 
> standards, then it will look very out of place in the KDE desktop. 
> Furthermore, just about all the proprietary apps of this kind have 
> their own unique "look and feel". I think that Ardour currently also 
> has this, and this is one of the things that actually makes it just 
> that little bit more competitive with all those proprietary solutions 
> out there. Just my two pence,
> Dan
> Piotr Zaryk wrote:
>> I meant that Ardour uses GTK and GNOME GUI standards would be 
>> welcome. I think we shold set some rules how to design Ardour GUI. It 
>> is changing on every Ardour release.
>> It's obvious because Ardour is still in development but I think some 
>> rules could prevent the mess in the interface and could simplify it. 
>> That, in fact will make writing Ardour documentation easier.
>> 2008/4/13, Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:schivmeister at gmail.com>>:
>>     Since when is Ardour exclusively "part of GNOME"? IMHO that's
>>     something very minor, but I definitely agree on the KISS principle
>>     of language and navigation although I'm not a developer. Doesn't
>>     look like a priority, but may be suitable for the TODO list.
>>     On 13/04/2008, *Piotr Zaryk* <pzaryk at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:pzaryk at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>         Hi,
>>             I have a little suggestion for the Ardour GUI. For a
>>         professional look and usability it would be great to change a
>>         few things: do not repeat words in the interface that are
>>         included in the tab name or higher category (for ex. menu
>>         Edit>Nudge>(Nudge) Forward). The 'nudge' in the bracket should
>>         be removed. Im am a member of a professional GNOME/Mozilla
>>         translators team Aviary.pl and our standards include this
>>         recommendation. Ardour is a part of GNOME and the standards
>>         tells about KISS and the language economy. The Less words, the
>>         more interface is clear and professional.
>>             I could change the strings myself but would like to know
>>         how to do that. Should I use Glade and edit some files or only
>>         the change of a pot file is needed?
>>             What do you thing about it?
>>         --         Best Regards,
>>         Piotr Zaryk
>>         _______________________________________________
>>         ardour-dev mailing list
>>         ardour-dev at lists.ardour.org <mailto:ardour-dev at lists.ardour.org>
>>         http://lists.ardour.org/listinfo.cgi/ardour-dev-ardour.org
>> -- 
>> Best Regards,
>> Piotr Zaryk
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> _______________________________________________
>> ardour-dev mailing list
>> ardour-dev at lists.ardour.org
>> http://lists.ardour.org/listinfo.cgi/ardour-dev-ardour.org

More information about the Ardour-Dev mailing list