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Re: Ktorrent WebUI

On 1 August 2010 08:03, Modestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu> wrote:
> Hello,
> On sekmadienis 01 Rugpjūtis 2010 13:26:02 Matthew Moore wrote:
>> On Sunday 01 August 2010 1:47:57 am Modestas Vainius wrote:
>> > On sekmadienis 01 Rugpjūtis 2010 03:36:22 Cassiano Leal wrote:
>> > > That said, I think that there's some usability issue there. In order
>> > > to enable the WebUI plugin I have to go to the Plugins tab in the main
>> > > window. Only then the Web Interface configuration widget appears in
>> > > the Settings window. That's a bit awkward IMO. I might file a bug
>> > > against it.
>> >
>> > No, it is not. Web UI is an additional feature (plugin). If plugin is not
>> > loaded, so is not its configuration. That's true for all plugins.
>> Prior to the KDE4 version, ktorrent would load/unload plugins with an
>> interface in the settings dialog. Now there is a tab on the main screen.
>> I think that the point was that having the load/unload functionality on a
>> dedicated tab on the main screen is not as intuitive as having it inside
>> the settings dialog.
> Well, plugins are about functionality first (plugins typically modify ktorrent
> interface), then about settings (like the application itself). So there is a
> point to have them in the main window.

I understand what you mean, but it is still very counter-intuitive. I
mean, if I want to enable/disable a feature, then that's configuring
the software to me. On top of that, it is IMO *very* awkward having to
enable something in the main window of a program so that *only then*
its settings will *appear* in the settings window. I mean... having a
main window interaction change what's inside the settings window
doesn't seem right to me (here it is! no it isn't anymore).

> I think the main frustration comes from
> the fact that it is a bit different than it used to be therefore it just needs
> some time to get addicted to.

I believe you mean to get used to.

I will disagree with you here. See above. This is not the kind of
behaviour that seems right in the first place. The settings window
modifying the main UI seems right: settings -> program. The other way
around doesn't: program -> settings.

All that said, I still find Ktorrent to be an excellent torrent client.

Oh, and again: does anybody know of a Ktorrent WebUI skin that's more
functional then the ones that are bundled?


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