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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by BrentNewland » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:33 am

I have noticed the Wine compatibility DB has a lot more functionality than the ReactOS compatibility DB. The source code is available and it's written in PHP.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by zehnvor » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:01 pm

I have noticed the Wine compatibility DB has a lot more functionality than the ReactOS compatibility DB.
http://www.reactos.org/compat/?show=version&id=646 -it is nearly the same (?)

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by BrentNewland » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:46 pm

zehnvor wrote:
I have noticed the Wine compatibility DB has a lot more functionality than the ReactOS compatibility DB.
http://www.reactos.org/compat/?show=version&id=646 -it is nearly the same (?)
I don't know what to say to that. They are not nearly the same. They are not even remotely the same. The WINE one is much more fleshed out, has a lot more functionality, is more usable... is just better in every single way possible.

Not the same. Not by a very, very, very, very, very, very, very long shot.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by SomeGuy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:01 pm

Having submitted stuff to the Wine AppDB before, I can tell you it is nowhere near as friendly. Perhaps it could be improved, but just off the top of my head:

It is difficult to search for specific items.
There is no good way to randomly browse items (no a..z like ReactOS CompatDB has).
No good way to search for recent tests.
In certain places it doesn't like you using the "back" button.
It relies on WineHQ staff to approve each submitted entry or test. This prevents spam, but in practice WineHQ staff can take a while to approve an entry. ReactOS has even less staff to manage this.
Each entry prominently displays only the most recent tests, making the assumption that each report is as detailed and thought out as the previous. A less detailed test buries potentially helpful information. This also discourages new less verbose tests that may contain helpful information.
For some reason every time I want to click the link to show an older test, I always wind up clicking on the "Distribution" link.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by fireball » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by gonzoMD » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:13 am

checked testman with a 4:3 1024x768 Display, compared twe first two but there is no horizontal scrollbar so I don't see the result on the right side completely. Browser: FF17

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by fireball » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Results are supposed to be below the revisions list, so obviously you don't need horizontal scroll bar. You need to drag the vertical one.
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by Black_Fox » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:55 pm

There is a need for a horizontal scrollbar, though it highly depends on used monitor. See this: http://prntscr.com/mp80t - display resolution is 1680x1050, as you can see I have selected 5 revisions, but not even 4 are completely visible. I can scroll using middle-click in the iframe itself, but it's neither obvious nor user-friendly. While it's debatable for what purpose would I want >3 revisions compared at once, the 1024x786 screen won't completely fit even 2.

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by gonzoMD » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:29 pm

Black_Fox wrote:There is a need for a horizontal scrollbar, though it highly depends on used monitor. See this: http://prntscr.com/mp80t - display resolution is 1680x1050, as you can see I have selected 5 revisions, but not even 4 are completely visible. I can scroll using middle-click in the iframe itself, but it's neither obvious nor user-friendly. While it's debatable for what purpose would I want >3 revisions compared at once, the 1024x786 screen won't completely fit even 2.
this is what I mean

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by fireball » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:32 pm

Done, thank you for explanation.

N.B. It's active only on playground.reactos.org/testman, not on the main website!
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by zehnvor » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:31 pm

@fireball :
as I can see, you use my design from typo3 - that's OK, but next time please ask me first ;)

please write me if I can help you somewhere else..

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by fireball » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:16 pm

zehnvor wrote:@fireball :
as I can see, you use my design from typo3 - that's OK, but next time please ask me first ;)
Pardon?

1. Obviously, I gave you credit, because I liked your improvements:
rev. 752 "- Theme beautification, inspired by Zehnhover and Danny's work." I'm deeply sorry for misspelling your name, though.
2. No code was copied at all, if you look at it, it's totally different (yours is HTML5, as I understand, and Drupal7's theme is usual CSS+HTML)
3. If you do not licence your code to us, then state it clearly and it will be removed from the repository. By submitting your work to the project, as it was committed in the repository, you implicitly gave us the right to use it for rather clearly defined needs - as a replacement for existing reactos.org website design (not any other side project)

OK?

Edited: I think it wasn't committed, but anyway, it is on the playground.reactos.org, and it's our server for trying out various possibilities for a new website. It just can't have something proprietary which can NOT be used as a proposal for substituting existing reactos.org website, including its web design, html/css code, layout of elements and whatever else.
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by zehnvor » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:45 pm

I said it's OK...

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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by fireball » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:21 pm

zehnvor wrote:I said it's OK...
Why was that necessary
zehnvor wrote:next time please ask me first "
?
Why should I ask if I work on same thing? That sounds totally inappropriate, like I stole your work to use it in my other project to earn money.
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Re: Website Revamp: Your feedback is very needed !

Post by EmuandCo » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:45 am

Cool down guys. Seems to be just a misunderstanding
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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