[jitsi-dev] Standardize labels for contact sources


#1

Below is a basic review of the minor inconsistencies in the Contact
sources UI.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the main menu choose Tools > Options, click on the Advanced tab,

then choose "Contact sources"

I. INCONSISTENT SOURCE NAMES
Notice that the drop-down menu lists four possible sources:
Google Contacts
Address book
LDAP configuration
Thunderbird

It is not obvious that "Address book" actually means "Outlook". I
suggest the using the convention [Company name] [Product or service].
For example [Google] [Contacts]:
Google Contacts
Microsoft Outlook
LDAP configuration
Mozilla Thunderbird

II. INCONSISTENT LABELING OF PHONE PREFIX
Google Contacts says "Prefix" (text field is blank)
Outlook Address book says "Specific phone number prefix" (text field is
pre-filled with "Ex: 00")
LDAP configuration says "Phone prefix" (text field is pre-filled
with"Ex: 00")
Thunderbird says "Phone prefix:" (text field is blank)

I suggest standardizing on "Phone prefix" (no colon) for the label. For
the prefilled text probably go along with "Ex: 00" every time.

III. LDAP DIALOG TOO SHORT
If you select "LDAP configuration and click on the plus sign ("+") the
window size is too small to display its contents and contains no scroll
bar (see attached). The default window height should be enlarged to
display the full contents.


#2

Hey David,

That's a very good point and it should be a quick fix. Would you like to
try and send a patch?

Cheers,
Emil

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On 05.05.13, 09:53, David Bolton wrote:

Below is a basic review of the minor inconsistencies in the Contact
sources UI.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the main menu choose Tools > Options, click on the Advanced tab,

then choose "Contact sources"

I. INCONSISTENT SOURCE NAMES
Notice that the drop-down menu lists four possible sources:
Google Contacts
Address book
LDAP configuration
Thunderbird

It is not obvious that "Address book" actually means "Outlook". I
suggest the using the convention [Company name] [Product or service].
For example [Google] [Contacts]:
Google Contacts
Microsoft Outlook
LDAP configuration
Mozilla Thunderbird

II. INCONSISTENT LABELING OF PHONE PREFIX
Google Contacts says "Prefix" (text field is blank)
Outlook Address book says "Specific phone number prefix" (text field is
pre-filled with "Ex: 00")
LDAP configuration says "Phone prefix" (text field is pre-filled
with"Ex: 00")
Thunderbird says "Phone prefix:" (text field is blank)

I suggest standardizing on "Phone prefix" (no colon) for the label. For
the prefilled text probably go along with "Ex: 00" every time.

III. LDAP DIALOG TOO SHORT
If you select "LDAP configuration and click on the plus sign ("+") the
window size is too small to display its contents and contains no scroll
bar (see attached). The default window height should be enlarged to
display the full contents.

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https://jitsi.org


#3

Emil, David,

"Address book" on MacOSX refers to the MacOSX Address Book, not to Outlook; so please be careful about just renaming it for all platforms. How about "System Address Book" or "Local Address Book"?

-Marcel

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Am 08.05.2013 um 14:46 schrieb Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>:

Hey David,

That's a very good point and it should be a quick fix. Would you like to
try and send a patch?

Cheers,
Emil

On 05.05.13, 09:53, David Bolton wrote:

Below is a basic review of the minor inconsistencies in the Contact
sources UI.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the main menu choose Tools > Options, click on the Advanced tab,

then choose "Contact sources"

I. INCONSISTENT SOURCE NAMES
Notice that the drop-down menu lists four possible sources:
Google Contacts
Address book
LDAP configuration
Thunderbird

It is not obvious that "Address book" actually means "Outlook". I
suggest the using the convention [Company name] [Product or service].
For example [Google] [Contacts]:
Google Contacts
Microsoft Outlook
LDAP configuration
Mozilla Thunderbird

II. INCONSISTENT LABELING OF PHONE PREFIX
Google Contacts says "Prefix" (text field is blank)
Outlook Address book says "Specific phone number prefix" (text field is
pre-filled with "Ex: 00")
LDAP configuration says "Phone prefix" (text field is pre-filled
with"Ex: 00")
Thunderbird says "Phone prefix:" (text field is blank)

I suggest standardizing on "Phone prefix" (no colon) for the label. For
the prefilled text probably go along with "Ex: 00" every time.

III. LDAP DIALOG TOO SHORT
If you select "LDAP configuration and click on the plus sign ("+") the
window size is too small to display its contents and contains no scroll
bar (see attached). The default window height should be enlarged to
display the full contents.

--
https://jitsi.org


#4

Hey Marcel,

Emil, David,

"Address book" on MacOSX refers to the MacOSX Address Book, not to Outlook; so please be careful about just renaming it for all platforms. How about "System Address Book" or "Local Address Book"?

Actually those are different plugins and they are using different
strings. So renaming this to "Microsoft Outlook" will have no impact on
the Apple Address Book

Emil

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On 08.05.13, 18:45, Marcel Waldvogel wrote:

-Marcel

Am 08.05.2013 um 14:46 schrieb Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>:

Hey David,

That's a very good point and it should be a quick fix. Would you like to
try and send a patch?

Cheers,
Emil

On 05.05.13, 09:53, David Bolton wrote:

Below is a basic review of the minor inconsistencies in the Contact
sources UI.

HOW TO GET THERE

From the main menu choose Tools > Options, click on the Advanced tab,

then choose "Contact sources"

I. INCONSISTENT SOURCE NAMES
Notice that the drop-down menu lists four possible sources:
Google Contacts
Address book
LDAP configuration
Thunderbird

It is not obvious that "Address book" actually means "Outlook". I
suggest the using the convention [Company name] [Product or service].
For example [Google] [Contacts]:
Google Contacts
Microsoft Outlook
LDAP configuration
Mozilla Thunderbird

II. INCONSISTENT LABELING OF PHONE PREFIX
Google Contacts says "Prefix" (text field is blank)
Outlook Address book says "Specific phone number prefix" (text field is
pre-filled with "Ex: 00")
LDAP configuration says "Phone prefix" (text field is pre-filled
with"Ex: 00")
Thunderbird says "Phone prefix:" (text field is blank)

I suggest standardizing on "Phone prefix" (no colon) for the label. For
the prefilled text probably go along with "Ex: 00" every time.

III. LDAP DIALOG TOO SHORT
If you select "LDAP configuration and click on the plus sign ("+") the
window size is too small to display its contents and contains no scroll
bar (see attached). The default window height should be enlarged to
display the full contents.

--
https://jitsi.org

--
https://jitsi.org