>From: "Steve Sheldon" <ssheldon at sodablue.org>
>Reply-To: vanilla-list at us.netrek.org
>To: <vanilla-list at us.netrek.org>
>Subject: RE: [Vanilla List] any growth on this?
>Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 21:05:48 -0600
> > Let me clarify what I think are important features:
> > keymap, fonts, buttonmap and all the <key>:<value> options
> > are important.
> >
> > What I think is not quite so important at this point are
> > the macros, keymaps based on shiptype and window placement
> > options.  Sorry
> > if this seems arbitrary, but
> > I think most people and especially newbies will find this
> > more than adequate to configure the client to their taste.  My main
> > objective is basically provide newbies a friendly GUI instead
> > of having to
> > edit the config file through notepad or whatever.
>Actually window placement is probably the #1 question I receive in
>emails about the client.
>Second is keymap.
>Third is anything to do with how things look on screen, like the
>dashboard and icons and such.
>Interestingly enough the difficult to build a configuration program for
>these features is directly relational to the frequency they are asked.
>i.e. for window placement you'd have to design a way of previewing the

It doesn't have to be that difficult.   If clients come pre-configured for 
1024x768, most people would be happy with that.  What could work is for 
alternate settings that will write out 800x600 layout to the xtrekrc by 
simply letting them choose between resolutions.  Again, it just has to be 
predefined somewhere.  I doubt anybody would ever really want to resize 
their windows...or do they?


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