One of the original goals with Jamoma was to make it possible to share patchers between users and their "systems".  If everyone has a different system of sizing the modules then this fundamental idea begins to break down.

We could have a discussion of what the grid size is and should be.  With anything mildly UI related, I doubt we would all agree.

Any discussion should also be accompanied by a discussion of how modules can be arranged on the screen programmatically, e.g. by a script.  The problem of arranging the modules on the screen so as to not waste space is a challenge that increases exponentially as the grid size decreases.

best,

+1m


On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:39 AM, Pascal Baltazar <pascal@baltazars.org> wrote:
I'm forwarding this Thorolf (because I'm not sure he follows the dev list) and the user list (because there might be some opinions there).

My opinion is that, even though if I usually like the standardized sizes of jcom.ui modules, and the structure it provides, I don't think we necessarily have to impose that to all.

As long as this freehand resizing only happens through an alternative mode (such as pressing shift), I don't see why we should "prevent people from hurting themselves"

Of course, as long as I'm not able to do the change in the code myself, this is just an opinion…

My 1.5 € cent

p

Pascal Baltazar
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> Le 25 janv. 2013 à 04:28, Nils Peters <peters.nils@gmx.net> wrote :
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> What would happen when jcom.ui (and thereof all modules) would have
>> individual sizes?
>> I think Jamoma would look pretty chaotic and unstructured.
>> I don't think this would be a good improvement.

To which Nathan Wolek <nwolek@stetson.edu> replied :

> I am a big fan of the standardized / locked size limitations. I need structure. ;)
>
>> Thorolf, could you please explain how the snapping to the different GUI
>> sizes is killing you?
>>
>> my 5 cents ...
>>
>> Nils
>>
>>
> On 2013-01-24 1:18 PM, Trond Lossius wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm forwarding this feature request from Thorolf. One possible solution
>> to this that I could think of would be that if you rescale it while
>> holding an additional key down (option, shift, command, or something
>> similar) you had free resizing of it. I still believe there's a limit to
>> how small it can possibly be in order to fit in all the required stuff
>> at the top (which at the end of the day is the very reason for its
>> existence).
>>
>> What do you think?
>>
>> Best,
>> Trond
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>>> *From: *jamoma-redmine@bek.no <mailto:jamoma-redmine@bek.no>
>>> *Subject: **[(Jamoma Platform) - Feature Request #1305] (New) Jcom.UI
>>> needs to be freely resizable (and maybe less round)*
>>> *Date: *January 24, 2013 10:28:48 AM GMT+01:00
>>> *To: *undisclosed-recipients:;
>>>
>>> Issue #1305 has been reported by thorolf thuestad.
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>>
>>>  Feature Request #1305: Jcom.UI needs to be freely resizable (and
>>>  maybe less round) <http://redmine.jamoma.org/issues/1305>
>>>
>>>  * Author: thorolf thuestad
>>>  * Status: New
>>>  * Priority: Normal
>>>  * Assignee:
>>>  * Category:
>>>  * Target version:
>>>  * Branch:
>>>
>>> Hi we would like to use jcom.ui (for the comunication to the preset
>>> system) but the grid based resizing is killing us. It should be freely
>>> resizable or have an option to be freely resizable.
>>>
>>> Also maybe the roundness could be adjustable but thats is less important.
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