[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] N800 GUI Improvements from a Newton Developer's Perspective

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Mon Jan 22 12:40:57 EET 2007
On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 22:31 -0700, Brad Midgley wrote:
> Sean
> > I did indeed, and a semi-snark-filled article deserves semi-snark-filled
> > feedback.  It's reasonable.  Several of the criticisms were valid, and
> > I'll tweak the article a bit appropriately.  And respond later on
> > perhaps to some of the criticisms that I think were off the mark; at the
> > very least the discussion might help me get a clue.
> I'm not sure we'll ever get rotation.

On my Laptop running Ubuntu Edgy, the Screen Resolution has a Rotation
drop-down which actually works. So I guess it's an X thing, so it should
be possible with Maemo.

>  If we ever do, it would be nice if
> the icons represent the new orientation. I had to roll this myself for
> my tablet:
>  http://www.xmission.com/~bmidgley/p1510/
> I had the feeling the obscuring-things-popup was displaying broadcast
> system messages, but messages like 'deleting' shouldn't have to be
> broadcast.
> Stronger app integration through dragging/routing would be nice.

Murray Cumming
murrayc at murrayc.com

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