yeah, i agree with ^^^.
minimizing settings (nd in particular the knobs that *has* to be turned) is good when possible and is of course something we should always strive for. but we should never drop an advanced option just for the cause of not confusing a poor nub. replay gain for instance, i don't see why that shouldn't be in the gui. it's useful. tuning the values would be a pain if you have to write the xml and restart every time. it doesn't hurt. it's easy to read up on what they do if you are curious. i don't see the harm.
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2012-06-03 15:40 Post: #21
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2012-06-04 07:36 Post: #22
(2012-06-03 15:39)procrastinator Wrote:
agree, well said.
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2012-06-05 20:02 Post: #23
what about a "installation wizard", which should run automatically at first run after installation and then whenever the user needs/wants to? the first screen should offer perhaps 4 options:
1) default installation, minimal questions (or none)
2) basic options, explained for begginers and more advanced options left as default
3) advanced options, minimal explanation of basic options but all advanced options with full explanations. Maybe some options for advancedsettings.xml?
4) leave me alone, I am Da Boss and will configure everything by hand
when run, every option should offer, in addition of whatever it is, "default" and "leave at it is" (if it is different from default)
Also, some options could be set in groups, to speed everything a little when applicable
Also, with some options, in mode 2 at least, should "educate" the user (for example, telling what "clean database" does)
(This post was last modified: 2012-06-05 20:10 by pko66.)