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RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Task list in the main window

From: Childers, Matthew
Subject: RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Task list in the main window
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 09:46:06 -0600

> Now, from the UI point of view, we need 3 things:
>  - an About dialog (shouldn't be too hard)
>  - a properties page (a lot more complex)
>  - an assistant to add tasks (should handle plugins)

Can someone explain to me what the plugins are, or give me a link?  I'm
not sure I understand what you mean by this.

> Do I forget possible dialogs ?
> Do you have any design ideas/mockups for those dialogs ?

I was working on an assistant last night (see attached), that I didn't
really get very far on, but I was able to get a layout of how it may
look.  I copied the design of the redhat-config-packages main window.  I
didn't go much farther because I'm still not sure how to create an
assistant.  With several different widgets on it, I'm not sure if you
just pile them all in boxes and make visible only the widgets on the
current page, or if you can dynamically load each page from a separate
glade file.  If I am making no sense whatsoever, it is because I really
don't know how to go about an assistant.  :)  But I did like the design
of the redhat-config-packages.

Again, I am still learning glade and gtk, so I if I am making major
design no-no's please point them out, I am working on this project to

Also, for now since I am just learning I don't want to get in your way
and cause you all more work, so I don't mind doing the coding if someone
else wants to work on the layouts.  I could probably do something simple
like the about box, but I don't want to work on something for a while,
then have to have someone else come along and clean up my mess.  I also
don't mind working on the nitty gritty coding, if there is certain
features that need to be added, I will work on those.

> Does anyone absolutely want to work on one precise dialog ? Or do you
> want me to work on them ?

You seem to be doing a good job, and are definitely quicker than I am at
it.  ;-)  Unless Xavier has any objections, I'd say you're the man.

> Do you have any artistic talent ? We might need a logo for the about
> dialog.

As for the logo, I was using the
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/48x48/apps/icon-datetime.png.  I think we
could modify it a little to make it represent scheduled tasks rather
than just a clock and a calendar.  Or did you have anything specific in
mind.  If so let me know, and I can play around with it.

> Some notes: GNOME has both an about dialog and an assistant dialog
> built-in. Sadly, they aren't available to GTK-only apps. That's why to
> create them from scratch.

Unfortunately.  But all for the sake of portability.  ;-)

> PS: later we'll have to add an help dialog. But that's not a priority
> for the moment, I think.

I could probably also work on that when the time comes.

> --
> Julien Olivier <address@hidden>

Also, I must say the mockups are looking good!  Keep up the good work.

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