Ximba Radio: Developing a GTK+/Glade GUI to XM Satellite Radio

They say Glade can make desktop application prototyping a quick and painless process. To scratch my own itch with XM Satellite Radio on my PC, I decided to see exactly how fast and painless.
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XM Satellite Radio

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In a little under four years, his show went from 47 stations to more than 200 (it's now at 350) and XM satellite radio. In 2006, when he began a TV gig on ...

Re: Ximba Radio: Developing a GTK+/Glade GUI to XM Satellite Rad

Anonymous's picture

Is it possible to download the sourcecode for Ximba? I'm a current subscriber to XM Radio for my car and would like to have this for my PC in the future. Thanks!!

Re: Ximba Radio: Developing a GTK+/Glade GUI to XM Satellite Rad

Anonymous's picture

Try going to the Authors website
http://graphics-muse.com/

Usability and design of Gnome Applications

Anonymous's picture

some suggestions on how to make your application fit in better with other Gnome applications.

a menubar with only two top level menus is a waste of prime real estate

if at all possible add in some more menus like perhaps
an edit menu with undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, select all, preferences
a view menu, with ...
a Radio menu with ...

a row of buttons! you really should use a real toolbar.
not only will it look better but it will allow users to choose to have text labels or not

the Ximba Radio graphic is nice but wouldn't it be better to save it for the About Dialog rather (with useful version and author information) than having such loud branding?

good luck

- Alan

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