Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?

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Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 7:28 pm

2011/8/8 Fons Adriaensen :

Would you like to hear that I had been unmotivated ? ;)

One of the first things I do to discover an application is to run it.
(Sometimes I read a short description and see the screenshot.)

This gives me an impression
- does it work at all, is it stable
- how does the program present itself
- how does it look, how are things arranged
- how does it treat me as user (introduction, interactivity, help, ..)
- am I able to make out how things work
- do I recognize any logical structure
- are things obvious or do I have to spend weeks to get into it

Is the application worth to spend the time to read the manual ?

Are you actually suggesting me to read the manuals of all the programs
I've been trying (hundreds) , before having even used them ? :)

An application that doesn't attend to the GUI may create
the impression that internals might be equally messed up.

An application that doesn't attend to the user may create
the impression to be written for a hurried or selfish dev. him/herself.

Another example: some years ago, I've been starting Anjuta IDE and Kdevelop :
Anjuta crashed after the splash screen
in Kdevel the menu and config was clean enough to quickly set things up.
Would you guess which one I did continue to use ?
I've been able to decide and use there, without ever reading the manual :)

--
E.R.
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[LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Aurélien Leblond, (Mon Aug 1, 3:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Lorenzo Sutton, (Sat Aug 6, 6:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Renato, (Fri Aug 5, 4:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Sat Aug 6, 6:21 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Sat Aug 6, 4:33 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, fred, (Mon Aug 1, 9:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Aug 1, 8:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, S. Massy, (Wed Aug 3, 12:59 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Aug 3, 2:32 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Aug 3, 2:59 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Wed Aug 3, 9:01 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Aug 3, 9:26 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Thu Aug 4, 10:00 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Aug 4, 12:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Aug 7, 7:13 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Simon Wise, (Sun Aug 7, 10:09 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Aug 7, 9:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Aug 8, 3:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Cedric Roux, (Mon Aug 8, 9:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Aug 10, 7:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Aug 16, 6:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Simon Wise, (Wed Aug 17, 2:19 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Philipp Überbacher, (Tue Aug 16, 8:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Wed Aug 17, 2:43 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Wed Aug 17, 7:24 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Wed Aug 17, 8:19 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Wed Aug 17, 5:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Wed Aug 17, 10:49 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, hermann, (Wed Aug 17, 8:24 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Aug 8, 9:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Aug 10, 7:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Thu Aug 11, 8:45 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Thu Aug 11, 5:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Wed Aug 17, 7:21 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Simon Wise, (Thu Aug 11, 5:59 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Thu Aug 11, 5:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Tue Aug 9, 8:11 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Simon Wise, (Mon Aug 8, 2:14 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Aug 7, 7:46 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Sun Aug 7, 11:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Philipp Überbacher, (Tue Aug 9, 12:28 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Tue Aug 9, 8:13 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Philipp Überbacher, (Tue Aug 9, 11:28 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Tue Aug 9, 6:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Philipp Überbacher, (Tue Aug 9, 10:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Wed Aug 10, 6:38 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Gwenhwyfaer, (Tue Aug 9, 5:50 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, hermann, (Tue Aug 9, 6:01 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Tue Aug 9, 8:16 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, hermann, (Sun Aug 7, 8:20 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, fred, (Sun Aug 7, 10:52 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Aug 7, 9:41 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Aug 7, 9:53 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Sun Aug 7, 8:02 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Sun Aug 7, 7:39 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Emanuel Rumpf, (Sun Aug 7, 8:09 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Thu Aug 4, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Thu Aug 4, 10:23 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Thu Aug 4, 10:49 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Thu Aug 4, 11:30 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Thu Aug 4, 11:46 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Thu Aug 4, 12:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Thu Aug 4, 1:25 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Fri Aug 5, 9:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Simon Wise, (Thu Aug 4, 10:45 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Wed Aug 3, 9:20 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, James Morris, (Wed Aug 3, 12:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, michael noble, (Wed Aug 3, 4:36 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, S. Massy, (Wed Aug 3, 8:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Hartmut Noack, (Wed Aug 3, 3:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Aug 3, 7:13 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, michael noble, (Wed Aug 3, 7:35 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, sim a, (Wed Aug 3, 8:51 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Wed Aug 3, 5:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Aug 3, 9:43 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, sim a, (Wed Aug 3, 10:17 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Rob, (Wed Aug 3, 5:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Renato, (Wed Aug 3, 6:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Rob, (Wed Aug 3, 7:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Renato, (Wed Aug 3, 8:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Hartmut Noack, (Wed Aug 3, 9:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Dave Phillips, (Wed Aug 3, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Wed Aug 3, 10:48 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, sim a, (Wed Aug 3, 1:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Thu Aug 4, 10:34 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Thu Aug 4, 6:59 pm)
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Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Harry van Haaren, (Thu Aug 4, 11:44 am)
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Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, fred, (Thu Aug 4, 5:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Simon Wise, (Thu Aug 4, 8:09 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Thu Aug 4, 8:45 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, hermann, (Thu Aug 4, 5:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Thu Aug 4, 7:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, hermann, (Thu Aug 4, 8:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, david, (Fri Aug 5, 4:55 am)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Dale Powell, (Mon Aug 1, 3:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] An appeal to famous artists?, Renato, (Mon Aug 1, 3:38 pm)