Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve

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To: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 10:50 pm

Excerpts from Bill Schottstaedt's message of 2011-02-10 21:00:31 +0100:

Hi Bill,
I tried SND-GTK and here are some things that could be improved.
1) playback. It's very strange that you need to tick a box to start/stop
playback instead of hitting the space bar.
2) general lack of keybindings
3) In the preferences for example the menu section labels look like
buttons, which is confusing.
4) An error I just got when clicking somewhere in the preference menu:
snd: cairo-surface.c:385: _cairo_surface_begin_modification: Assertion
`! surface->finished' failed.
5) sometimes the meaning of checkboxes is less than obvious (sync,
unite)
6) Dragging scrollbars during playback makes playback very choppy or
stops it altogether, most likely some more general graphics issue, it's
just most obvious with those scrollbars
7) information/option overload. It's nice to have options, but seeing
all those rather cryptic options in a new file dialog is intimidating.
I dabble with audio since years, yet all those mus-* tell me nothing.
Imagine a musician sitting in front of that dialog. A sane default is
crucial and it's probably also a good idea to hide intimidating options
like those or make them less intimidating.

What I love:
1) The "Go Away" label
2) The colorful sliders in the preference menu (nice red/green/blue
here)

I know that I've only scratched the surface of SND, and maybe it's
intended to be programmed rather than simply used, I don't know.
However, from my perspective simply using it is a rather difficult task.
I hope this helps a bit.

Best regards,
Philipp
perspective simply using it

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Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Bill Schottstaedt, (Thu Feb 10, 8:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Hartmut Noack, (Mon Feb 14, 8:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Tue Feb 15, 12:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Hartmut Noack, (Tue Feb 15, 11:54 am)
Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Philipp Überbacher, (Tue Feb 15, 8:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Philipp Überbacher, (Sun Feb 13, 10:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Hartmut Noack, (Fri Feb 11, 9:43 am)
Re: [LAU] Snd learning curve, Louis Gorenfeld, (Fri Feb 11, 11:57 pm)