Saturday, February 10, 2007

Great strides in usability

Just made some really nice improvements to glChess:



a) The move descriptions now default to a human readable form. You can choose to change these to either SAN or LAN using the menus.
b) Sexy, sexy Gedit/tooltip style message areas instead of pop-ups and many status bars.

Unfortunately none of this will be in the Gnome 2.18 release. I plan on making a sf.net release today (but sneak some other goodies in first) and all this stuff can get merged into Gnome 2.18.1. Oh and I'll have to disable the "Join Game" button for this release - it's still not quite all there.

4 comments:

Andre T. said...

hey, congratulations for glchess. it were in my personal list of to-do, but you started. but i'm satisfied as long as i can help in translation to pt_BR, my mother tongue.

Andre T. said...
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Andre T. said...

and a suggestion, i think that the buttons of 'see previous and next moves' shouldnt be separated by that loooong dropdown(for me, they together in the right corner is fine.. lol)

what do u think?

Bob said...

Hmm... I have them on either side to give symmetry. Could be worth a try.

There will probably be some clocks on this bar so the buttons could be on the left and the clocks on the right.