Monday, January 14, 2008

Displaying multiline text and blobs

Milan wrote on the mailing lists :

I have implemented the ability to show blob data in the grid and now the
need to show multiline text has increased. I have some ideas about it,
but I'd like to see as much possible feedback as I believe many users
are using multiline text columns. Here are the ideas of UI to cover

a) show tooltip while mouse hovers over cells
b) show tooltip on some user action (like double-click)
c) have a separate subwindow (split grid or sql editor adding another
column to it) which stays on screen until user closes (hides) it
d) have a separate window/dialog that would only show the data

c) and d) is something I plan for Blobs with tabs for
text/hex/image/etc. representation, so maybe it is the best idea for
text as well? Such dialog could have some options like 'save to file'
and similar.

Please give any comment or your own idea. I might even set up a
website poll if we can't figure out what is the best solution.


Milan Babuskov

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Trac said...

I have used alot of firebird admin type tools. I think a or b is probably the best bet, if you give the user a way to view the blob.

ramengo said...

I'd love the c) option especially for images...

Pablo said...

I haven't found a 64 bit version .
I'm running ubuntu 7.10 amd64 build.
any chance ?

mariuz said...

i will make an ubuntu package based on damyan's work (debian 0.8.3 package)

mariuz said...

i have made an howto build your own
flamerobin package , see the main above blog posts

I will upload soo the package for amd64 and i386 soon

Now i'm going to buy an fridge :P

mariuz said...

here is the amd64 version

for gutsy gibbon 7.10

Pablo said...

wow, thanks.
i used the debian built , but i have to force to install it and synaptics complained about dependencies, even if it run ok.

thanks a lot mariuz (and of course damyan)