[Ardour-Dev] [Ardour-Cvs] r6915 - in ardour2/branches/2.0-ongoing/libs/ardour: . ardour

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Sat Apr 17 11:29:05 PDT 2010

thesis no. 1:

it's always wrong to guess what the user might be intending, and take
subtle action that might be wrong *and* go unnoticed.
if there is an ambiguous user input, fail early, and loudly.
if you think you have to be clever about something, SHOUT IT OUT (and
add a "do not display this message again" tickbox).

thesis no. 2:

it looks like some people need to do odd things with multichannel tracks
and multichannel regions. imnsho, the only correct solution to this is
to provide the inverse of "make mono regions", e.g. "merge selected
regions into multichannel region".

there is one complication, namely that the order in which the regions
were selected is now important. could be fixed by an "are you sure"
popup that explicitly states the order of the selected regions. simple
solution: require the user to cancel and select again in correct order.
neater solution: make the list items in this popup draggable so that the
user can fix the order.

thesis no. 3:

the old behaviour (silence missing channels or mute superfluous ones)
was more consistent and less error-prone. it might benefit from an "are
you sure" popup as well, but this commit we're discussing is a change
for the worse.



Jörn Nettingsmeier
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