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Re: bad dialogs [2 Attachments]


Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
>> Jean-Pierre,
>> I am seeing a rash of unsatisfactory dialog windows lately.
>> There are assumptions being made about font size, and this is causing 
>> problems with almost every other dialog that I pull up in Kicad.
>> Please look at the attached dialog as an example from eeschema.
>> The first instance is the default size which shows itself on initial 
>> popup. 
>> And thank goodness that we standardized on re-sizeable dialogs, the 
>> second instance is what it looks like after resizing it larger. But 
>> even the 2nd one is not satisfactory, because I do not know what a "Auto 
>> Increment p" is.
> Dick,
> Take a look at the two images of the same dialog in Windows XP using
> wxWidgets 2.8.10. This confirms my suspicions that there are some
> differences between how sizers behave on different platforms. We will
> just have to be more diligent when creating dialog boxes to make sure
> they render properly on all platforms. Are any of you OSX developers
> seeing these problem? If so, please bring it to someones attention so
> it can be fixed.
> Wayne

I don't have but the one platform for testing. More attention to 
quality might help too, in the area of capitalization, and window expansion.

See the attached for another example. Questions I would ask about this 
one are:

1) Why are some column titles capitalized and others not?
2) Why are the grid row titles not even readable?
3) What is the difference between Via size and Via Diameter?
4) Why is the grid not expanding as the dialog is expanding, (obviously 
the window has been expanded since it was opened)?
5) Why is the bottom button panel not expanding as the window is expanding?

I would offer to fix this one, but I cannot be confident that I could 
even understand well enough what it is supposed to be doing, so I might 
"break" it.

Can anybody offer me guidance, I am glad to help as long as positive 
changes dont' get lost?


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