Schadret Posted May 4, 2022 Share Posted May 4, 2022 I'm working on some enhancements to the FujiNet config program for the Atari and wanted to get the community's opinion on one of the changes I'm looking to make to the UI. When you mount an Image to a Drive Slot you are currently shown the full path of the image - however due to certain size limitations you only see the first 35 characters. On TNFS servers that are starting to use more and more subdirectories this makes the display, in my opinion, unusable. In this screenshot, 3 images are mounted - the only one where you can see the actual full name of the image is the one in Slot 1 because the full path was < 35 characters and fit. Since it's not obvious due to the way it's displayed, the other 2 images are: The image in Slot 3 is "/ATARI/networking/CHATARI-0.8-IRC-Client.atr" The image in Slot 5 is "/ATARI/Holmes_CD1/ATR Games/Games_A/Aardvark.atr" My proposed change is to just display the image name itself, stripped of the path. That turns the above into this: Down the road I want to look into the Atari side having access to the host and the full path the image came from and then figure out a way to display that.. but that's a larger enhancement (right now it doesn't actually have that data, it only has access to the 35 character string returned by the FujiNet, so I'd have to get into changing stuff at a lower level. In other words even if I wanted to rearrange the screen above to let text wrap around, the full file name beyond 35 characters isn't available to the program (another enhancement I want to make down the road)). It's also possible to do something in-between - for path+image lengths < 35 chars I could show the whole thing, and for ones > 35 just the image name.. or something like that. Thoughts? I personally think that the image name itself is more important to see than part of the path and/or truncated image name but want to hear opinions of users. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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