Victor Roetman wrote:
>>> By the way, it would be very nice if the connection window was
>> But... it is resizable as it ever was. Could you explain your suggestion
>> in more detail because one of us are probably missing something?
> Sorry to have troubled you. It is something screwy with the Fluxbox
> Window manager which I'm not really familiar with (and still don't know
> what I'm doing wrong). So it is completely my problem.
> I will mention one thing that has been a bit of a problem for me - just
> something confusing with the UI. When playing with the Jack Transport,
> trying to figure out what it can do and stuff, sometimes I use qjackctl
> to start or stop it. But I often accidentally hit the stop button (the
> red square) instead of the pause button. All the other applications use
> this square to stop the transport. But in qjackctl this kills jack, and
> then I have to quit and restart all my applications after I restart
> jack. This happened to me several times yesterday, and was quite
> frustrating. It's because I keep switching between apps (eg. ardour,
> muse, rosegarden), and each app has a transport window showing, and they
> all kind of look the same. Except that yours functions a little
> I suggest, perhaps, using the "play" (green triangle) "stop" (red
> square) for the transport, and maybe use something like "power" (circle
> with a vertical line in it) to start and stop Jack (either one that
> toggles on/off or one green one for start and one red one for stop).
> This would make better consistency with how people think about things
> and how other apps work.
> You may also consider having qjackctl ask me if I really want to stop
> jack (with an option to not ask me in the setup somewhere, or a "don't
> show me this again" box). Then I won't accidentally keep killing it
> when I didn't mean to.
> Please understand that although I am neither a stranger to Computer
> Music software and have been using Linux daily for many years, I am new
> to doing music/audio with Linux, so a lot of things I really don't
> understand, so you can take what I say with a grain of salt. On the
> other hand, I feel things should be intuitive for new people, and this
> is one place that has caused me troubles several times.
> Thanks for a great and very useful product.
The transport buttons issue you're complaining is something I am planning
to change. Incidentally your solution, like having a power-on/off symbol
instead of the current green-arrow/red-rectangle for start/stop jackd is
exactly what I had in mind :)
So your suggestion will be soon granted, but you have to be a lil'patient
and wait for qjackctl 0.3 line, where I'm planning to do just that and
include some new features like audio level peak meters and midi event
A big thanks for your support.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela