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Re: PSPP-BUG: Small usability bugs in variable view.

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: Small usability bugs in variable view.
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 19:07:38 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Thanks for the suggestions.

As you have correctly observed, after the last release, we have moved to Gtk3 
and there are some
teathing problems. 

I fully agree with you about the  GtkSpinButton in Gtk3 - maybe we could 
backport the old one.

We will try to fix these before the next release.


On Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 05:39:37AM +0000, Charles Johnson wrote:
        Hello, looking for simple alternatives to "R" to handle native SPSS 
files and better Linux support (the support and use of new SPSS 23 is bad) I 
found PSPP and it's great. It is also cross platform and will become the basic 
tool for sociological studies of my students.
     Compiling the buil snapshot, I noticed that the GUI is built on GTK3 and 
thus brings some small usability problems in the interface.
     1. It's annoying behavior of columns in variable view: width, decimals and 
columns. Now use the new widget GtkSpinButton occupying more space, and with 
the values of default width of the columns, the widget overlaps the input 
     I think it would be good to consider a fixed column width (minimum), you 
may have variable + the widget. -> 999 [- | +].
     2. Show the indicator for columns (down arrow): alignment, measurement and 
role.  As used on the labels in the data view.
     3. It is impossible to resize the role column. 
     It can be achieved by decreasing the width of the previous columns, until 
the column role does not exceed the width of the screen.
     As a user recommend that developers impose a minimum width of column 
allowing the usability of the function in variable view (currently defined for 
the title, which in turn depends on the language)

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