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Re: [Pan-users] Request

From: John LeMay
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Request
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:34:08 -0500
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The version number got dropped from the toolbar because it goes against
the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines... so it's not likely to come

Just to "flog a dead horse" so to speak, I read through the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines - at least the relevant portion - because I was curious about it. For those who don't want to read it themselves, here it is:

"Do not place version numbers, company names, or other information that is of no immediate use to the user in the window title. These consume space, making titles in limited spaces such as the system window list less useful, and add more text the user has to scan to find useful information. In a "beta" product, where version numbers are critical for bug information, placing version numbers can be useful, but remove them from stable releases. Place version information in the about box instead."

So version info is allowed in the title bar of beta's. Really, while there are "stable" and "beta" releases of Pan now, isn't everything prior to 1.0 more or less beta?

Just throwing it out there for thought. I did hack the version back into my build. If anyone is interested, here's the patch:

<       /* add version */
<       g_string_append (s, " 0.13.92");

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction Charles. That was so easy even I was able to do it!

John LeMay
Senior Enterprise Consultant
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Specializing in Microsoft and Unix based solutions

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