[quote=“joshuajnoble, post:15, topic:5646”]
@benben - really, everything that’s happening is transparent on github: https://github.com/openframeworks/openFrameworks that’s where all the action is :)[/quote]
well, this comment by kylemcdonald mentions a “list”, so i suspect there’s a dev mailing list somewhere in the background after all. https://github.com/openframeworks/openFrameworks/pull/608#commitcomment-446503
plus, reading all the commit notes (yeah i do that) on github doesn’t tell you a thing about where all this is going, what devs think about certain features, etc. all you can do is infer/guess things, e.g. from vague hints about official gui modules, either in commit notes, github issues, or scarce posts (except arturo) on here.
Regarding GUI’s, I’m with Seth somehow. Having a barebones GUI makes total sense, but in addition I would also like to see _one_ “complex” modular GUI everybody could code towards. This way, people could think about concepts/mockups/etc. and invest energy and effort usefully.
Like it’s happening now, Memo spent loads of time on a GUI, then nothing happens anymore (due to time constraints probably). The in-progress rework he told me about never materialized on github. Theo has his own module, nothing much happening nowadays. I host a piece of age old code which would have otherwise been lost deep in the forums or wherever, but I’ve never really understood it and therefore can’t/won’t extend or maintain it. Arturo also started his own thing, last commits in Sept’10.
All in all, I think everybody concentrating on one or two extensions, and handing off maintaining/improving it to other people working on it if necessary would seriously improve the situation regarding dead GUI addons. After all, what more do we need than one simple implementation (ofGUI?) for beginners and examples, and one modular (for speed probably) fully fledged implementation (“ofGUIPlus”?) for advanced needs?
Seth, I’m quite confident that the thread “Different GUIs for OF” you linked is the most comprehensive and current list of GUI modules available.
I, too, think it would be best to form up a brainstorm/list of features/UI concept people would like to see (where/how is the best way to do that?), and assess the current GUIs regarding their capabilities/issues. Maybe try to get the input of the authors of those GUI addons to share some insight/opinions, they’re the most qualified for that after all.
On the other hand, I’m not sure how worthwhile doing this really is without some input from the devs, and without making sure our input is in fact appreciated. I mean, we can draft up pipe dreams all day long, to maybe have them tell us after a while that everything had been planned all along, and is in fact nearly finished (but not on github, so nobody knows about it), just totally different from what we envisioned…
Me personally, I’ll try to take a look at ofxcontrolpanel soon and try to get a feel of what it can do.