osX users: star class

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osX users: star class

Post #1by ElChristou » 11.12.2007, 00:54

What about adding the star class after the star name in the browser? (just like the galaxies types before switching to the new browser)
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Post #2by ElChristou » 11.12.2007, 13:31

36 views, so almost all interested must have read this!
Hey guys, wake up, if you think it's useless, please drop a line to say why!
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Post #3by BobHegwood » 11.12.2007, 14:23

Be patient there ElChristou,

Not everyone reads the forum 5 times a day like we do... :wink:
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Post #4by ElChristou » 11.12.2007, 15:02

BobHegwood wrote:Be patient there ElChristou,

Not everyone reads the forum 5 times a day like we do... :wink:


Sure, but I saw trolling around a few "regular" osX users since the post... :x
... but perhaps I wasn't clear...

Again, actually, you open your browser on the stars tab and have some lists there. The point would be to add something like the first letter of the class or the full class after the name of the star (could be in grey between ()). It would be a way to help the user who's looking for a particular class to pick it immediately...
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Post #5by dirkpitt » 11.12.2007, 18:12

There are lots of ways that the browser could be improved. Good ideas are always welcome.

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Post #6by ElChristou » 13.12.2007, 11:34

DW, as no one seems to have an opinion, should we take this silence for a OK and go ahead?
(Finally, I suppose we should not ask too much and do the stuff as we have done so far...)
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Post #7by tech2000 » 13.12.2007, 12:06

I'm FOR the change... so please go ahead if you aren't receiving any complaints..

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Post #8by ElChristou » 27.12.2007, 14:22

DW, no complaints, so shall we? (or you prefer to wait the cross platform?)
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Post #9by Sui Ota » 27.12.2007, 20:33

IMHO, I don't satisfied with exting Browser...
I want one like Windows version(Star Browser, Solar System Browser), at least... :?
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Post #10by ElChristou » 27.12.2007, 20:38

Sui Ota wrote:IMHO, I don't satisfied with exting Browser...
I want one like Windows version(Star Browser, Solar System Browser), at least... :?


Sui, you mean separated windows?
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Post #11by Sui Ota » 27.12.2007, 20:55

ElChristou wrote:
Sui Ota wrote:IMHO, I don't satisfied with exting Browser...
I want one like Windows version(Star Browser, Solar System Browser), at least... :?

Sui, you mean separated windows?

No, it would be better that the windows are integrated like the existing one.
I meant about indivisual features for stars and solar systems, respectively.
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Post #12by ElChristou » 27.12.2007, 21:15

Sui Ota wrote:
ElChristou wrote:
Sui Ota wrote:IMHO, I don't satisfied with exting Browser...
I want one like Windows version(Star Browser, Solar System Browser), at least... :?

Sui, you mean separated windows?
No, it would be better that the windows are integrated like the existing one.
I meant about indivisual features for stars and solar systems, respectively.


Ok, yep but I fear we will get a really advanced browser with new features only after the cross platform UI... (like the one we where discussing here: http://shatters.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=96870#96870)
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Post #13by dirkpitt » 31.12.2007, 10:51

Sui:
ElChristou's right, while the OS X browser has shortcomings I feel that we should begin focusing our efforts on the new cross-platform UI.

ElChristou:
Sorry, I gave up on the star classes idea (e.g., Sun (...)). The addition of the spectral type info added too much visual clutter, and the spectral type just looks confusing - I'll give a prize to the first non-astrophysicist who can explain to me what "B8I-a" in Rigel (B8I-a) means. :wink:

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Post #14by ElChristou » 31.12.2007, 11:05

dirkpitt wrote:...Sorry, I gave up on the star classes idea (e.g., Sun (...)). The addition of the spectral type info added too much visual clutter, and the spectral type just looks confusing - I'll give a prize to the first non-astrophysicist who can explain to me what "B8I-a" in Rigel (B8I-a) means. :wink:


Bah, you probably right, no need to lose time on this...
What will be the process to switch to the cross platform UI? Is Qt definitively our choice? What are the steps for us under osX to begin lurking and testing?
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Post #15by Sui Ota » 31.12.2007, 14:10

dirkpitt wrote:Sui:
ElChristou's right, while the OS X browser has shortcomings I feel that we should begin focusing our efforts on the new cross-platform UI.


Yes, I've felt unconvenient for the Browsers of the OS X....
So the cross platform UI seems to be a good solution (but I'm not familiar with that...) :?
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Post #16by bh » 31.12.2007, 15:48

Still getting used to the browser in OSX... seems to be quite different from the win version.
regards...bh.


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