1.3 first impressions and bugs

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*Top menu isn't liked much. Ideas: Perhaps make icons larger and zoom less on mouseover? Perhaps put a grey translucent curved rectangular box around the descriptions - sometimes over bright imagery it's hard to read the text. *Top menu isn't liked much. Ideas: Perhaps make icons larger and zoom less on mouseover? Perhaps put a grey translucent curved rectangular box around the descriptions - sometimes over bright imagery it's hard to read the text.
-* I second that - the dock like thing gets thumbs down from me - sorry! Ditch the translucency, the zoom, and change the icons to simple (schematic, understandable without tooltips) static buttons.+** I second that - the dock like thing gets thumbs down from me - sorry! Ditch the translucency, the zoom, and change the icons to simple (schematic, understandable without tooltips) static buttons.
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Revision as of 23:37, 3 March 2005

Some first impressions and bugs I've collated from the forums, with links to relevant posts.

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First Impressions

  • Top menu isn't liked much. Ideas: Perhaps make icons larger and zoom less on mouseover? Perhaps put a grey translucent curved rectangular box around the descriptions - sometimes over bright imagery it's hard to read the text.
    • I second that - the dock like thing gets thumbs down from me - sorry! Ditch the translucency, the zoom, and change the icons to simple (schematic, understandable without tooltips) static buttons.

Bugs

  • World Wind pauses for long intervals between downloading tiles at times. One has to zoom in and out etc to get it to trigger the downloading again. Perhaps a rendering loop is slowing things down?
  • Auth. proxy support not yet done. Also see this thread: Forums
  • It's not strictly a bug, but a converter for 1.2 --> 1.3 Cache is needed at some point in time.
  • installer needs to check for 700 megs available on the %TEMP% drive
  • Blurred placename fonts -thread and screenshot.
  • Another placename comment - does WW/Nasa have control over the database? Numerous pns are overlaid/badly rendered, particularly non-english ones.
  • CPU usage is very high. Ctrl-D shows frame rate of 50fps even when image is static - is that why? Fans on PCs are going into overdrive to cope...
  • Tile downloading outside view: (view frustrum?) - often seems to spend time downloading tiles outside of view frame, while neglecting those that need updateing in the frame.

Bugs that the users haven't found yet

  • Save Screenshot doesn't change extensions when you choose a different type.
  • Placefinder doesn't redraw properly when generating index's and in some other places.
  • remove dependency for windings2,3 (Dumdum, mashi and me discussed this. We can use the individual glyphs in windings to make icons and then use them. The font pictures themselves are public domain, the font itself is not. This font is installed only with MS office, so the layer manager probably looks very silly for anyone without it. User:Llynix)
  • need to add a "reset default settings" somewhere and maybe need to delete settings from the harddrive on uninstall.
These bugs directly effect what I'm trying to do with both the urban area and the new quickbird layer Nowak is working on. I'll try to release some test cases that point out what the bbox bug is and how we should fix it. Or I might dig around the source and see if I can't figure it out myself User:Llynix
  • bbox bug
  • transparency bug

Not Yet Bugs

  • "File or assembly name Microsoft.DirectX.DirectX3DX, or one of its dependencies, was not found" - DX_HELL returns! Llynix is certain he'll have this fixed shortly. (unconfirmed, one report from a guy who judging by the thread may very well be running an old alpha build)
  • Some installer dialogues show Italian when Dutch is selected. (I think it was in the correct language, just all messed up due to encoding issues.)

Conclusion

Overall a positive reaction I think. Well done everyone.

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