you do sound kind of rude! These are free projects that people are putting their time into. If you have opinions about the visual look of guis, feel free to lend a hand either by working on one of the many existing guis, making your own, helping take over ofxUI and bring it back to life, etc. There’s a lot of things you can do besides dismissing someone’s hard work.
I deeply apologize and even through my frustration I felt like it was wrong of me to have said it.
I’m just really frustrated, feeling like an end user, and my skills aren’t at the level where I could help with any of those things that you mentioned.
I don’t mean to be a bother and I want to re-iterate how sorry I am. I love oF and the community and this is the last thing I wanted to portray myself as and cause of ruckus.
Additionally, you’re right, this is a free project and beggars can’t be choosers. I need to switch my attitude and just be grateful that oF exists. I keep telling myself over and over that oF hasn’t even reached stable release yet.
Thanks Zach, and thank you too kashim.
Also, if you’re Zach Gage I want to say that I really respect you and all you’ve done for the community. I never thought I’d even get a message from you. I just wish it was under better circumstances.
it’s ok! I’m not zach gage (!) but he’s a former student of mine and a friend
I just want to make sure we don’t dismiss other people’s hard work! your earlier message sounded kind of dismissive and I just want to make sure we stay positive on the forum. I think it’s definitely fair to have criticism and push ourselves and the community forward but it’s always good to remember that everyone in open source is basically a volunteer and doing it out of love. I realize that this stuff can be frustrating (and I do feel you on the pain of ofxUI being deprecated) but we’re all here to help…
Hi @toliaferrode. I encourage you to open an issue (or submit a pull request) on Github if there are features you’d like to see added to ofxDatGui as this helps facilitate the community discussion that strongly guides its ongoing development. I’m also happy to help you work with the library if there is a particular area you’re struggling with.
FWIW, I too was longing for features that were absent from the existing gui offerings when I created ofxDatGui. Remember necessity is the mother of invention
I actually think ofxDatGui is quite stylish as-is, and also comes with a number of pre-made themes, and you can even customize those or create an entirely new one. For what it’s worth I’ve had multiple people comment on how the gui in my apps looks nice when I’ve shared what I’m working on! https://braitsch.github.io/ofxDatGui/themes.html
Also, ofxGui lets you customize colors & fonts too to give it a facelift more to your liking: