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
it:

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.

Thanks,

--
Milan Babuskov
http://www.flamerobin.org


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7 comments :

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)

http://packages.qa.debian.org/f/flamerobin.html

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

http://flamerobin.org/mapopa/flamerobin_0.8.3-1_amd64.deb

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)