[Ardour-Dev] Ardour GUI strings

Oscar spacepluk at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 02:04:13 PDT 2008

 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

Hi Dan,
I think Piotr is talking about text strings only. I don't think that
following this or that guideliness
for this matter will make ardour look out of place on some DEs, but make it
look cleaner and more
consistent in all of them.

I also agree with him about some menus look a bit bloated with the repeated
words. It gets even worse
when you translate the app to a more verbose language like spanish. I've
also noted other minor
inconsistences like dialog titles sometimes being uppercase and sometimes
not; not all menu options
capitalized; and some repeated menu options on different menus like the
meter options (In Preferences and
View if I remember well).


Oscar Morante

"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."
- Isaac Asimov.
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