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Re: [Gtick-devel] feature request

From: Theo van Klaveren
Subject: Re: [Gtick-devel] feature request
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:49:36 +0100

On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 10:59, Roland Stigge wrote:
> Hi,
> Theo van Klaveren wrote:
> > Well, the question kind of is, are tenths of a bpm a useful precision?
> > As in, is there a significant enough difference between 141.1 bpm and
> > 141.2 bpm that gtick should bother it's user with it? In my opinion it
> > isn't. BPMs are always specified in integer values, at least on the
> > sheet music I have here.
> Right, sounds reasonable. Let's throw out unnecessary precision.
> > I think an option would make this worse, not better. My suggestion is to
> > remove the tenths-of-a-bpm from the ui, but we could keep it in the
> > backend (options) so you could still manually enter it in .gtickrc if
> > you *really* *really* wanted to. Though this may again confuse things
> > (Q:when is 140 bpm not really 140 bpm? A:when it's 140.1 bpm in
> > .gtickrc)
> This sounds too inconsistent to me. (And unprecise: an actual clicking
> 50.4 would be displayed as 50.) A compromise would be to display the 0.x
> digit in the UI, but always clamp the value to integer values when using
> the slider, arrows etc. but allowing the keyboard input of tenths.

Yes, that was my concern as well.

> Otherwise, a complete change to integer values would also be OK for me.

I think the change to integer values is the best and simplest option.
I'll cook up a patch.

 - Theo

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