to ;max rounded $1 or to NOT ;max rounded 1?


    Nov 16 2007 | 1:12 am
    Greetings,
    To the dismay of many I bring forth an attention to the issue of rounded corners and Max 5. Crazy I may be, but, there are other crazies amongst us. Such notable psychos are listed below. They agree that the option to enable/disable rounded corners should be instated and available as an option in Max 5.
    adamj ahsjikulcoinaiheuagyjosjia cebec f.e. i.te Isjtar itchy jln johnpitcairn Joseph Hyde Karl Kliem Kasper T Toeplitz Kevin Shea Adams lists@lowfrequency.or m e t a Mattijs MJ Nick Inhofe pelang peter.mcculloch@gmail.com Roman Thilenius seejayjames simonbreak Timothy Devine TodorTodoroff tomlists yacine@collectifs.net Zola
    Twenty Nine users have stated that the option has VALUE. Twenty nine users think that it would make life in Max liveable for some, better for others. I implore you, please, allow us the ability to customize the look and feel of Max 5. I use blackbox as my window manager under XP for crying out loud. My whole computer is gray, blocky, dark, and minimal... like Max 4. Give me the option to at least make Max 5 useable for us peculiars that need these silly little options available in our lives to get through the day. It'll make me and the rest of us very happy.
    Thank you.

    • Nov 16 2007 | 3:27 am
      Hm. As I believe I noted in my post, I wouldn't necessarily put my views that strongly until I've actually used the shipping version. The new look might just need some more spit & polish. A ;max rounded $1 message might be a lot of work that would be better spent elsewhere.
      Anyway, I'd prefer you didn't add my name to your list of "supporters" in this manner without, y'know, asking first.
      Do we really need another thread about this? Bah. It's Friday, I'm grumpy...
    • Nov 16 2007 | 3:45 am
      Quote: johnpitcairn wrote on Tue, 06 November 2007 14:55 ---------------------------------------------------- > FWIW: > > Without having used it yet, and with the disclaimer that I might reverse my position, I think I'd prefer black or grey thin borders and square corners on objects, but rounded patchcord corners to better distinguish between junctions and crossings. > > The new object style seems a little over-designed and less readable (as code) to me - the objects attract the eye rather than the more important statements within them, so your eye jumps around from object to object. The term "eye candy" is very appropriate. > > Round corners on everything reminds me of the early days of PageMaker etc, when suddenly everything started sprouting round corners because we no longer had to make them with letraset or draw them with technical pens or cut them with scalpels. Wow! Look what we can do! They're exciting at first, but date quickly.
    • Nov 16 2007 | 4:13 am
      Yeah, right. Note I reserved the right to reverse my position later, didn't voice my support for a max message to turn 'em on/off at all, and (in the bit you haven't bothered to quote) suggested that some more attention to consistency might be all that's required. Don't put words in my mouth.
    • Nov 16 2007 | 4:15 am
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      the whole point is this should be customizable if you argue against customizable interfaces then you are just trying to be agree and not offend anybody
    • Nov 16 2007 | 5:05 am
      Not arguing against customization, arguing against being misrepresented. Gotta go, Friday 6pm here. Flame away, I'm outta here!
    • Nov 16 2007 | 8:22 am
      I'm squarely anti-round-corner, but I don't know that yet another $1 to think about is necessarily the answer. My concern looking at the new max is generally that the interface design seems weak. Given that this is a graphical programming environment, a lot of careful thought should go into the graphical interface (and remember max has looked the same for a lllong time). The round corners seem to me to be an oversight, something trendy and new at the expense of function, which is worrisome in a graphical programming language.
      In any case, I'd like to see c74 really delve into the graphic design issue more, maybe won't be in v5.0, that's fine, but it is certainly a key aspect of the program, one that seems to warrant some serious thought, perhaps more than round corners or the $1s to unround, polygonalize or trianglize them.
    • Nov 16 2007 | 2:18 pm
      Has anyone counted how many people approve of the new look or just don't care?
      For the record: For my UI I will use Imageburgers if/when necessary. For programming in Max I don't care.
      I would prefer *not* to have yet another user-selectable option. There are too many as it is.
      Good UI design is not always about giving the user an insurmountable number of options, in many cases it's about making a decision and sticking to it.
      There are obviously people who are passionately against the rounded corners and they may already be pulling out the napalm as we read this message. I would prefer to agree to disagree in peace, but if someone is determined to flame, ain't nothing gonna stop 'em.
    • Nov 16 2007 | 2:23 pm
      i support the request to be able to not have rounded corners in max5 - be it "rounded $1" or any other solution. however, i will use max5 from the first possible moment on...
      p
      hates_rounded_corners wrote: > Greetings, > > To the dismay of many I bring forth an attention to the issue of rounded corners and Max 5. Crazy I may be, but, there are other crazies amongst us. Such notable psychos are listed below. They agree that the option to enable/disable rounded corners should be instated and available as an option in Max 5. > > adamj > ahsjikulcoinaiheuagyjosjia > cebec > f.e. > i.te > Isjtar > itchy > jln > johnpitcairn > Joseph Hyde > Karl Kliem > Kasper T Toeplitz > Kevin Shea Adams > lists@lowfrequency.or > m e t a > Mattijs > MJ > Nick Inhofe > pelang > peter.mcculloch@gmail.com > Roman Thilenius > seejayjames > simonbreak > Timothy Devine > TodorTodoroff > tomlists > yacine@collectifs.net > Zola > > Twenty Nine users have stated that the option has VALUE. Twenty nine users think that it would make life in Max liveable for some, better for others. I implore you, please, allow us the ability to customize the look and feel of Max 5. I use blackbox as my window manager under XP for crying out loud. My whole computer is gray, blocky, dark, and minimal... like Max 4. Give me the option to at least make Max 5 useable for us peculiars that need these silly little options available in our lives to get through the day. It'll make me and the rest of us very happy. > > Thank you. > > > > >
    • Nov 16 2007 | 4:06 pm
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    • Nov 16 2007 | 4:23 pm
      I prefer not to be included on any list without having approved.. thanks.
      Mattijs
    • Nov 16 2007 | 8:45 pm
      Real men adapt.
      b
      On Nov 15, 2007, at 8:15 PM, Zola wrote:
      > > [INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT] > > the whole point is this should be customizable > if you argue against customizable interfaces then you are just > trying to be agree and not offend anybody
      Barry Threw Media Art and Technology
      San Francisco, CA Work: 857-544-3967 Email: bthrew@gmail.com IM: captogreadmore (AIM) http:/www.barrythrew.com
    • Nov 17 2007 | 8:32 am
      i personally would just eliminate the rounded corners entirely, but i don't see why anyone would object to having it be a configurable option. if anything it just gives you additional interface capabilities. you may want to use both straight & rounded corners in the same patch to help group & organize similar functions in your interface.
      but there is no question that max should ship with the corners straight by default, if for no other reason than to avoid the chaos that will ensue when you open a max 4 and earlier patches in max 5:
    • Nov 17 2007 | 9:40 am
      hates_rounded_corners schrieb: > Twenty Nine users have stated that the option has VALUE.
      Three of them might be very unhappy about this post, as you published their email adresses in a searchable forum. The next spam crawler will pick them and flood their inbox with ads for rounded corners...
      Stefan
      -- Stefan Tiedje------------x------- --_____-----------|-------------- --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()------- -- _|_)----|-----()-------------- ----------()--------www.ccmix.com
    • Nov 17 2007 | 9:52 am
      I'd like the option to be able to have rounded corners on wires only; and square objects.
    • Nov 17 2007 | 11:43 am
      Actually, Stefan, those are their most current usernames. Try a member search.
      To all,
      Being on my list means you were caught saying you were for the option of some customization or you had a distaste for the look. I can reference the text for any person on my list if need be. [although I'd really rather not] Of course there will be those oddities that find seeing their precious names put on a list without permission close to being sexually violated, and, all I can say is, "oh well, tough luck". Next time don't have any opinion about anything and you won't risk the chance of being quoted.
      Max 5 needs a ;max rounded 0 message. I am not very manly like Barry Threw. I need my square corners or I'll have a neurotic fit everytime I look at max. It's a disease, and no amount of medication or psychotherapy is going to help the fact that I like my MAX to be square and lined up. It's this thing me and Max got going, an understanding, a workflow. Max 5 threatens to ruin a 3 year relationship....
      Last time I checked there was a ton of eccentric musicians.
      I just want a little feature to make the transition into bubbly, colorful Max 5 land a little less humiliating....
    • Nov 17 2007 | 12:53 pm
      hates_rounded_corners schrieb: > I need my square corners or I'll have a neurotic fit everytime I look > at max. It's a disease, and no amount of medication or psychotherapy > is going to help the fact that I like my MAX to be square and lined > up.
      The cure might be to change your name and mind into love_square_corners...
      just give it a try...
      sincerely
      Dr. Stefan
      P.S. I deeply believe there is more inner freedom with "love_square_corners" possible than with "hate_rounded_corners" - It doesn't change your taste...
      -- Stefan Tiedje------------x------- --_____-----------|-------------- --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()------- -- _|_)----|-----()-------------- ----------()--------www.ccmix.com
    • Nov 17 2007 | 2:10 pm
    • Nov 17 2007 | 4:52 pm
      you said it best.
      > I just want a little feature to make the transition into bubbly, > colorful Max 5 land a little less humiliating....
      > all I can say is, "oh well, tough luck".
    • Nov 17 2007 | 5:57 pm
      Quote: Zola wrote on Sat, 17 November 2007 09:48 ---------------------------------------------------- > [INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT] ----------------------------------------------------
      Probably a group effort from Cycling, Ableton, and Apple.
    • Nov 17 2007 | 6:40 pm
      Gentlemen -
      This kind of language is deeply offensive and simply unacceptable on this forum (or any other, IMO).
      When you registered to participate in this community, you agreed to the following: "By clicking the Agree button, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually- oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violate any laws." These posts clearly violate both the letter and the spirit of that agreement.
      In short, thank you for ending this thread. I hope that anyone offended by the remarks in question can resist the temptation to respond to them, or to this post.
      Jeremy
      Am 17.11.2007 um 18:57 schrieb hates_rounded_corners:
      > > Quote: Zola wrote on Sat, 17 November 2007 09:48 > ---------------------------------------------------- >> [INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT] > ---------------------------------------------------- > > Probably a group effort from Cycling, Ableton, and Apple.
    • Nov 17 2007 | 7:09 pm
      Zola: That was the definition I was utilizing in my response. Pretty point blank obvious if you ask me....
      ... Jeremy: Don't you think you're being a bit overly sensitive? Zola and I were only discussing an apparent monopoly on interface design which seems to be conjoining between mentioned companies, and, we for one are against the idea.
    • Nov 17 2007 | 7:11 pm
      At 10:48 AM -0700 11/17/07, Zola wrote: >they're homoizing all of us
      They are at least bringing out your inner asshole.
      -C
      -- Chris Muir | "There are many futures and only one status quo. cbm@well.com | This is why conservatives mostly agree, http://www.xfade.com | and radicals always argue." - Brian Eno
    • Nov 17 2007 | 7:23 pm
      > "Homoizing" means exactly what it says. HOMO-IZING.
      This from the person who referred to another person as a slang term for the female anatomy. Nice try at a recovery, but we're not buying it. Account suspended, thread locked.
      w