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bug #21550: Make function of timeout / "off" label in UI more obvious somehow

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Tue 28 Jan 2014 08:26:58 PM UTC  
 
Category: clientSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Fixed
Assigned to: Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: Operating System: None
Planned Release: 2.4.3, 2.5.0-beta2, 2.6.0

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Sat 19 Jul 2014 01:50:16 PM UTC, SVN revision 25642:

Added tooltip to gtk-clients' turn timeout counter

Requested by Jacob Nevins

See bug #21550

(Browse SVN revision 25642)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 19 Jul 2014 01:50:11 PM UTC, SVN revision 25641:

Added tooltip to gtk-clients' turn timeout counter

Requested by Jacob Nevins

See bug #21550

(Browse SVN revision 25641)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 19 Jul 2014 01:50:05 PM UTC, SVN revision 25640:

Added tooltip to gtk-clients' turn timeout counter

Requested by Jacob Nevins

See bug #21550

(Browse SVN revision 25640)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 12 Jul 2014 01:25:58 AM UTC, comment #1:

Tooltip for gtk-clients

(file #21366)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 28 Jan 2014 08:26:58 PM UTC, original submission:

I've seen a couple of people recently confused by the "off" label in the Freeciv interface (next to tax rates, government etc -- the bit that would show the timeout were it enabled). One on the forum, one on IRC.

Single-player users will likely never enable the timeout, thus they'll never see it say anything other than "off", so its function will not become evident.

The obvious thing (in the Gtk clients at least) is a tooltip that appears when you hover over it saying "Turn timeout is disabled" or similar.
What might it usefully say when there is a timeout? The obvious thing is the absolute value of TC (in some time zone), but I'm wary of that until we have a better story for getting the server and client in sync on this point (bug #20572 and friends) -- without that the client will look definitive and yet be wrong. So I'm inclined to leave it blank for now.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator

 

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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sat 19 Jul 2014 01:50:44 PM UTCcazfiStatusReady For Test=>Fixed
      Assigned toNone=>cazfi
      Open/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Mon 14 Jul 2014 10:03:12 PM UTCcazfiPlanned Release2.4.3, 2.5.0-beta1, 2.6.0=>2.4.3, 2.5.0-beta2, 2.6.0
    Sun 13 Jul 2014 12:32:26 AM UTCcazfiPlanned Release2.4.3, 2.5.0, 2.6.0=>2.4.3, 2.5.0-beta1, 2.6.0
    Sat 12 Jul 2014 01:25:58 AM UTCcazfiAttached File-=>Added TimeoutTooltip.patch, #21366
      StatusNone=>Ready For Test
      Planned Release=>2.4.3, 2.5.0, 2.6.0
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