Can be downloaded from here:
Looks good with the new theme
The main screen looks a little different from what SigmundAlpha made. When did the changes happen? All those green headings grouped together, I’m not sure it looks so hot. The previous version did a better job of breaking it up I think…
Also, let’s get this tested so we can ensure there are no bugs. Then I can finally send out a forum email about upgrading.
I agree that the original looked better. Maybe there were limitation on the ordering.
Not sure where the different naming came from though. It is ok and “Maturing” is probably than “at stake” for the unitaitated, but who came up with this?
I think the original looked better. This new setup makes the main interface a little cluttered not to mention the wording such as “maturing” is a little confusing for newcomers. Who came up with this new design?
For me, when I look at the positive site, the new design is less black/shady. 8)
Is there any way to find out who made the changes by looking at GitHub? I assume it should be after SigmundAlpha submitted the theme? At least we could find out what the reasoning was and see if there is a way to revert while still keeping the new info.
I made the modifications to the left side of overview page.
If I remember correctly (it was a while ago), I wanted to have the total balance on the overview page (confirmed balance + pending + staked + mined), so I added a field for that.
While modifying the code, I noticed that the balance of unconfirmed transaction and the not yet spendable balance of confirmed mined blocks were mixed together in the unconfirmed field, which was not very convenient. So I put the balance of confirmed but not spendable yet coins (mined or minted) in its own field (maturing coins).
To organize the fields I just reproduced the layout of the Bitcoin-Qt wallet.
If you want to improve the layout or the wording, it is not very difficult, you can open the “src/qt/forms/overviewpage.ui” file of the sources with the Qt Designer program, and move the fields or edit the labels.
So is there anyone who can put the layout back the way it was? Look at the image below for how we originally designed it. The locations of the titles would need to be moved back to their original placements so the green text is broken up again. The green titles would need to be fully capitalized. In the new version the font also seems larger than the original design for some reason, so it should be reduced to match.
I’m not sure what you guys wanted to do about the wording. I guess that’s up for discussion. If you keep glv’s wording, then balance would change to available, stake would change to maturing and unconfirmed would change to pending. The position where it lists the number of transactions should be changed to total and the transactions field should be moved down a little bit underneath where unconfirmed is right now.
What do you all think about the wording? Should any words stay the same? Is pending a good replacement for unconfirmed or should that word remain the same? Also, is there anyone who can make these changes so we can get it up and advertise Peerunity. I haven’t posted about the release on social media until we do something about this. Maybe the font sizes and text positioning can be taken from SigmundAlpha’s original pull request?
[quote=“glv, post:8, topic:3819”]I made the modifications to the left side of overview page.
If I remember correctly (it was a while ago), I wanted to have the total balance on the overview page (confirmed balance + pending + staked + mined), so I added a field for that.[/quote]
I only get one vote. But I like the way it shows the various balances together in the form of a “math equation” on the left.
The way Sentinelrv is proposing can be a lot more confusing.
I suggest we keep the math equation display.
I guess it comes down to a choice of ease of readability versus quality of visual design. Which is more important to users?
imo they are the same; “form follows function”
, i know not always true and not everybody will agree
Ok, I got a chance to download this finally and added my wallet in so I could see it for myself with all the little details added in. I’m going to have to take back what I said. I think this version is much better actually. Something about the image that sandakersmann posted above turned me off from it. For some reason his green text is bolder than mine and I think it threw me off. Once I saw it for myself though, the text looks like it was supposed to. Here is an image album I’m going to use to advertise it below. There are a lot of details that I didn’t notice before, like the colored fields on the minting tab.
What I need to know is whether we are ready to announce it as officially released on social media, or do we still need to give a few days in case there are any bugs found? Let me know what to do. If it’s good to go then I’ll post it around so people can start upgrading.
In the minting panel the word “maturing” is used to refer to that the output is less than 30 day old. In the summary page it is used to refer to the output is less than 520 block old since transaction. This coould be a source of confusion.
I don’t like the original “STAKE” label. So I guess the best thing is adding tooltips to all teh labels to tell users what they mean.
btw Do I remember it right that you can have a local Qt config file to customize how the client look on your own machine? The current theme is a bit too dark on my laptop.
No mac version?
Not until somebody can build it for us. Ben used to do it for us, but I’m not sure if he’s going to be able to do it this time. I tried notifying him of it last night just in case.
I think it is good to go. Most of the new important stuff is tested by Sunny already. What do you think [member=30128]glv[/member] ?
Yes, if no one found obvious bugs when trying it, we can tell Linux and Windows users that they can upgrade.
I can’t really help for Mac users as I don’t have the environment to build OS X binaries (I think [member=28683]Ben[/member] and [member=32312]emeth[/member] know how to do it, but I don’t know if they have the time).
[quote=“mhps, post:15, topic:3819”]In the minting panel the word “maturing” is used to refer to that the output is less than 30 day old. In the summary page it is used to refer to the output is less than 520 block old since transaction. This coould be a source of confusion.
I don’t like the original “STAKE” label. So I guess the best thing is adding tooltips to all teh labels to tell users what they mean.[/quote]
Speaking of the tooltip labels, there is one fix I know of that needs to be made, whether it’s now or later. When the blockchain was downloading and I highlighted the icon in the bottom right corner to see what percent I was at, I noticed the green tooltip window text that popped up was cut off at the bottom, so I couldn’t read the whole text. I believe the tooltip text was also cut off in a couple other places as well. If you can’t reproduce it I can provide a screenshot. If this gets fixed, then those tooltip descriptions for the green titles mhps mentioned could be added at the same time.