Gruso said:^ If I may attempt to make the point for you, it's that these systems age like fine wine.
So people should stop moaning and put a cork in it...
What's wrong with a text based gui? Picodrive has one of the best gui's I can think of and is pretty much only text.Squidge said:the gui will be text-based, which is probably not what you want.
Gruso said:Hmm. What kind of format would such graphics need to be in, to be put into the app? (I'm being hypothetical, for the moment). I'm assuming separate BMPs/PNGs for the different components (bezel, background, menu items?).
I don't think finding file type loader is going to be much of an issue, but it would be best if you could keep with the same format for all elements. Maybe the standard could be PNG?
Yes. That's what we may expect, and that's what will be. Eventually.JerryG20 said:However much you may dislike it, Chip, people naturally have expectations in their minds of the software that they will have on the Pandora. People expect something of the performance of software for the Pandora. They're expecting that PSX emulation will be full speed, or DOSBOX will be able to run more games full speed than on the GP2X.
But that is what you're doing. You have bought hardware from party A, and now you expect party B, c and D to provide you with polished, free software for said hardware on launch day. That is sense of entitlement stupidity on two fronts - Stupidity for not realizing the developers of the hardware are not the same as the developers of software, and stupidity because you expect the developers of software to work in negative time (how else will that 'polish' be there when you get your pandora, if the developers get their units at the same time as you do? 'coz that is the preorder thing, you know - You are part of the people who get the very first units that rolls off the assembly line. If you didn't want to be part of that, why did you preorder?JerryG20 said:It's one thing to complain about free software. It's another to expect something of free software. You can put a bad spin on it if you want, but don't use the same arguments that are used with those who complain about free software (sense of entitlement, lectures about how developers are doing this stuff for free, etc.; you don't have to remind me that developers are doing this for free in their spare time, save that for the people that'll start complaining if their free software doesn't meet their expectations).