[sword-devel] newbie problem making a module
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 21:08:04 -0400
My last post was decidedly one sided. I agree completely. There are some
things that command line tools just do better.
For the normal user the better tool normally doesn't get used. They don't
care how many extra steps the interface makes them take as long as the trip
to the end result is "smoother" for them.
> On Sun, Jun 23, 2002 at 06:35:18PM -0400, Daniel Blake wrote:
> > I don't understand the mindset that refuses to acknowledge the
> > tools that have a user interface. GUI's are necessary for the average
> > to create modules we could all benefit from. There are many people I
> > that have knowledge from God that would be beneficial to the rest of us.
> > Most, if not all, of these people would never even consider making a
> > using the current method.
> > I think we need to examine who we are creating The Sword Project for.
> > module creation tools that exist are GREAT if we want to remain some
> > Group of computer guru's. If The Sword Project is really being made to
> > used by "regular" people then we need to make tools that "regular"
> > can and will use.
> > I'm not trying to start the command line / GUI holy wars. Let's just
> > unbiased look at this topic and see what the best solution would be.
> Point taken.
> nevertheless, I regularly chafe at windows users who find the most
> convoluted ways to do things that could be done at a commandline with
> a few keystrokes. Why? either because they don't understand the ins-and-
> outs of their tools, or because the gui itself makes some things hard
> to do efficiently.
> One of the customer support people at work, last week, said she had to
> ftp 120 files to a customer, was having trouble with the gui ftp client
> she would prefer to use. So I suggested she just open a DOS window and
> use the (crummy but working) MS ftp client. She threw a minor fit that
> I'd even suggest using manual ftp to send 120 files. She didn't seem to
> think about how easy it really is:
> ftp remote-system
> cd destdir
> mput *.*
> which is probably much easier than all the clicking and navigting you need
> to do to send 120 files in a gui cleint.
> ---- Fred Smith --
> The Lord is like a strong tower.
> Those who do what is right can run to him for safety.
> --------------------------- Proverbs 18:10