Saturday, 17 November 2007

gnome-bluetooth kill kill

Last week, I did more work on the Bluetooth device selector, to avoid some of the problems we saw with the one in gnome-bluetooth (mainly the "I work with loads of nerds and there's 500 Bluetooth devices in the vicinity" use case). The patch is available on the bluez-devel mailing-list.

It looks pretty good, but would require some work before it's something bluez-gnome can export as public API.

Anyone fancying some cut'n'paste fest for gnome-phone-manager?


J5 said...

How about a filter where typing in a search phrase narrows the list to only those matches. I'm doing that in one of my projects right now and it is a godsend for large lists.

hadess said...

I'm not sure another filter based on text is a good idea. The already existing filters should allow users to trim down the number of devices listed, and it get completion via the GtkTreeView for free.

Matthew Miller said...

Pet peeve: it needs to be "Select a device to set up", not "setup". "Setup" is a noun, like "login". "Set up" and "Log in" are phrasal verbs. This may sound a bit pedantic, but let's make our UI not look amateurish.