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Offline Winter

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« on: October 11, 2008, 10:22:00 »
I want to make a suggestion.

Look at this screenshot:



There is so much space left on the right side!
Wouldn't it be nice, if there were more channels available?
I could edit more channels at the same time more quickly.

My screen-resolution is 1280x800. Not all users have got this resolution.

BUT you could make it possible to let the user set the desired number of channels in the preferences!

I know that this issue has been discussed several times before.
So, why don't you improve that??
I think that this is not much work.
You could make Modplug a giant step better just by adding this tiny feature!


Edit: Dupe of http://forum.openmpt.org/index.php?topic=1469.0
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 11:06:15 »
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I know that this issue has been discussed several times before.

why do you open a new thread then?

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So, why don't you improve that??

because there's only one active developer at the time and other people (like me) don't / can't contribute very much to the sourcecode. (on a side node, i just made my very first OpenMPT modification this week :D one line of code, but why cares...)

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I think that this is not much work.

oh, believe me, it is.

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You could make Modplug a giant step better just by adding this tiny feature!

look at all the feature requests and reconsider what you just said. having more than 4 channels on the general tab is not a priority for me either. I don't use that overview that much, I rather use pattern effects and the channel manager.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2008, 23:00:44 »
The on-going drone of "not much work.." :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 19:06:36 »
Yeah okay.

Maybe the current "one-man-developement team" of the MPT should hire some professional programers for help and sell Modplug to the community to pay the programers.
Just like Renoise. They want 50 Euro for the Fullversion.
But the MP T is better! I would be ready to spend money for it.

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 19:38:58 »
"they"... Renoise is also mostly a one-man project AFAIK. And selling open-source software is just... wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 20:06:53 »
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And selling open-source software is just... wrong.

Why is it wrong?

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 20:12:53 »
if you have the sourcecode, why should you buy it? :D I *know* there are OS products that you have to pay for (e.g. SuSE), but that's not for the product but the support.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 20:30:07 »
Oh ja. It is wrong.
Open Source means free for all.

But you could change this state and make it not open source.

If everybody may download the source code,
why does anybody improve some things?  :D

People who have skills and who want to make money out of it, just need to discharge the Feature-Requests-List of this forum!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 21:12:10 »
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if you have the sourcecode, why should you buy it?

Because compiler costs more? :)  But that doesn't answer the question what makes it wrong -- and actually you gave a good example of case where one is, from a certain point of view, 'selling' open-source 'software'.

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Open Source means free for all.

A bit of ambiguity here -- I used 'open source' as 'software with source code (at least partially) available', not Open Source as defined by OSI.

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008, 21:40:21 »
Well, this isn't what the thread / request was about anyway. :P
And SuSE is sold to companies because companies need support, unlike normal end-users. And support is not free.
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 21:41:39 »
Nevermind.

Opensource or not!
I want Modplug to become better. I want to contribute! Be it money or ideas!
But I am not a programer.

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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008, 23:13:03 »
Ok, back to topic.
I don't mind that much that the General tab only shows 4 channels.
Because I normally use the Pattern tab if I'm editing.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2008, 05:39:28 »
And just to express why its alot of work:

The general tab is currently designed for a small resolution. 800x600 or 1024x768 (dunno which one).

In order to make it expand the screen, the page must be created dynamically, instead of statically as it is now.

That means that several controls must be recreated using scripting so it can calculate how many controls it must show depending on what size you use. Next the controls must be able to control the right values depending on which tabs you choose.
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