On 30/09/2008, at 3:36 PM, W.Kenworthy wrote: > Tried it - at the small screen setting and smallest I could set > font the > email got only 2 -3 words per line! Almost useless.
I guess you're not using Debian then. Here's what it looks like out of the box on Debian, which I suppose has a different default GTK theme. I haven't changed any settings except filling in my account details and switching to small screen view and collapse quotes: http://meshy.org/~ato/tmp/claws-gta02-deb.png I'd actually much prefer a larger font. While I can read that it's not all that comfortable and is particularly difficult somewhere with a lot of ambient light. It's also easy to miss tap on the wrong email in the list as the rows are so small. It also often drags instead of clicks due to touchscreen jitter. My IMAP folder with this mailing list has 6317 messages, it took about 5 minutes to download them the first time I opened the folder. Claws was sitting at about 20% CPU, so it's likely bound by the network speed. Scrolling is a little slow, but no slower than any other app on the FreeRunner that has to redraw a large potion of the screen (due to the glamo bus speed I guess). I'd prefer a really lightweight mail viewer that you can drive with a finger. Probably this would be a good use of Edje (from Enlightenment, what Zhone uses) as it seems a bit leaner than GTK and seems like it'd be easier to come up with something that works nicely with pen input. Perhaps similar scrolling as Aza Raskin's Mobile Firefox concept video , but maybe scrolling out the right side of the screen goes to the next unread message, while out the left goes back. Fullscreen scrolling is slow on the FreeRunner, but after testing a bit with Edje, I still find it quite usable, it just looks jerky. Actually one option might be to just scroll part of the screen (say a quarter) as a preview and then update the rest when you release. That should allow for smoother control. The reason I said *viewer* is I'd probably just go with a button to pop open a buffer in Emacs for composing/replying and use a bluetooth keyboard, I don't think I have the patience to compose email with fingers or a stylus. ;-) Cheers, Alex  http://labs.mozilla.com/2008/06/firefox-mobile-concept-video/ _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community