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Re: [orion-dev] User Experience Call
- From: Libing Wang <Libing_Wang@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:51:50 -0400
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>2. Searching is confusing.
> - I have little confidence in the search results and
> generally don't know how enter queries that will find what I'm looking for
> (e.g can I just search for a verbatim String and find *every* occurence of it?
> It seems not, because the text gets cut up into 'words' and we are searching
> for words?)
We are not searching for words. It should show all the occurrence but if there are more than 40 hit files, you need to go to next page and so on.
I am not sure in what case "the text gets cut up into 'words'". Please open a bug with examples if you still see it.
> - The indexer gets confused by linked folders on my local drive. (e.g. it
> doesn't remove the contents after I delete the link).
Does this only happen to linked folders? The indexer does not get updated after a while?
> => When I was using orion before to edit / work, I tended to just use
> the editor (which I actually like better than the standard eclipse one :-)
> But I went to eclipse to search for stuff in my workspace.
I use orion search a lot now. But a major thing that bothers me is the white space search.
Another thing is the delayed update of the indexer but as I already know this I always wait for a while after I changed something or just pulled.
But if there are any other major reasons preventing you from using orion search, please open bugs and we should take them as priorities.
Thanks for the comments.
Kris De Volder ---04/30/2012 12:40:33 PM---A few items on my list: 1. Navigation sucks. Every time I try to use the navigator, I loose my edito
From: Kris De Volder <kdvolder@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxx, Orion developer discussions <orion-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 04/30/2012 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [orion-dev] User Experience Call
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A few items on my list:
1. Navigation sucks. Every time I try to use the navigator, I loose my editor.
2. Searching is confusing.
- I have little confidence in the search results and
generally don't know how enter queries that will find what I'm looking for
(e.g can I just search for a verbatim String and find *every* occurence of it?
It seems not, because the text gets cut up into 'words' and we are searching
- The indexer gets confused by linked folders on my local drive. (e.g. it
doesn't remove the contents after I delete the link).
=> When I was using orion before to edit / work, I tended to just use
the editor (which I actually like better than the standard eclipse one :-)
But I went to eclipse to search for stuff in my workspace.
3. git ui.
The UI is ofputting to me. So much so, that I really didn't bother much
trying to use it. I just use local git commandline and other tools
like gitg that I'm accustomed to using.
4. logging in again, and again... and again is annoying to me as well.
5. I don't like to use favorites, so the empty area on the left side of the editor
is a waste of space (maybe put a navigator, or remove it alltogether,
having it empty is useless) Yes, I can close it. But still.
6. The default editor font is too big.
7. It needs to be more easy to work with multiple editors (I can open multiple
browser windows, close stuff I don't want (favourites), configure my browser
to hide its own navbars etc. Then carefully put these windows side-by side...
But this is really too much work to setup a spit screen editor environment.
----- Original Message -----
> I probably won't be able to join the call, but here are some things
> that I notice:
> 1. When opening the splash screen for the first time after restarting
> my browser, there is a 4-5 second wait for the page to appear. I'm
> not exactly sure what is happening during this time, but it is not
> waiting to download scripts since this happens when I run Orion
> locally. I've seen this on Chrome, but not Firefox.
> 2. The git UI is cumbersome compared to a command line (I know we
> had this discussion before, but I am just reiterating). The git UI
> not optimized for the workflow that I typically use. Eg- Pull from
> remote A, rebase onto my master, push to remote B. On the command
> line, this take 3-5 seconds depending on the size of the pull. In
> Orion, this takes 20-30 seconds while waiting for each page to
> I am not necessarily suggesting that we optimize for this particular
> workflow. Rather I am saying that there are so many potential
> workflows that I cannot see how the UI can possibly handle all of
> them. But, I do have to say that the new git diff view is very, very
> 3. Frequent logouts. I tend to run Orion locally and I find that
> every time my machine wakes up, I need to log in again.
> 4. In the git status page, the commit message box is not editable
> until there is at least one staged change.
> 5. The "Get plugins" page should have a link to go to the plugins
> settings page directly, without requiring the user to click on a
> plugin. Eg- I want to be able to go directly to
> http://orion.eclipse.org/settings/settings.html without needing to
> first go to
> That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Simon Kaegi <Simon_Kaegi@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Hi all,
> > I'd like to hold a call next Tuesday at 12pm Eastern time (e.g.
> > same time of
> > day as our regular Thursday call) to discuss user experience as
> > well as
> > ideas around theming. For an initial meeting Susan suggested
> > bringing "a
> > list of the 10 things that bug you the most as a user" and I think
> > that's
> > fine for a first call. Please feel free to ping additional ideas on
> > the
> > list. User experience is incredibly important and depending on the
> > need this
> > call might be made a regular bi-weekly chance to discuss.
> > I unfortunately do not have an Eclipse bridge number at the moment
> > but am
> > getting help from the Foundation to set things up. I will send an
> > update
> > either before the call or failing that we can use my personal
> > bridge.
> > -Simon
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