gufw new version height is too big

Asked by ppp on 2013-10-24

My netbook, I use up and now, has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and found out your gufw app is now bigger that my screen height. Completely unusable. Same shit as Windows 8 requirements.

Can you please fix the height, so that it fits back again?

Good software should work with 640x480 VGA resolution. Never, ever make a unresizeable dialog that is bigger than 640x480 pixels. Allow users to resize down at least to 640x480. Take into consideration also the window manager title head and border.

How on the Earth you come with the idea to make the dialog so big? In your web page screenshot it looks so small and nice.

Other than this, a nice app.

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2013-10-25
costales (costales) said : #1

Hi! :)
Could you attach screenshots? With the max and min height.
Thanks in advance!
On Oct 24, 2013 9:41 PM, "ppp" <email address hidden> wrote:

> New question #238001 on Gufw:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gui-ufw/+question/238001
>
> My netbook, I use up and now, has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
>
> I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and found out your gufw app is now bigger that
> my screen height. Completely unusable. Same shit as Windows 8 requirements.
>
> Can you please fix the height, so that it fits back again?
>
> Good software should work with 640x480 VGA resolution. Never, ever make a
> unresizeable dialog that is bigger than 640x480 pixels. Allow users to
> resize down at lest up to 640x480. Take into consideration also the window
> manager title head and border.
>
> How on the Earth you come with the idea to make the dialog so big? In your
> web page screenshot it looks so small and nice.
>
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> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Gufw.
>

ppp (superduper3000) said : #2

I am not sure how to attach images here. I uploaded them to an external site and I am posting the links below.

First image (real size height 600 pixels):

http://postimg.org/image/gb1ejqgdz/
http://s15.postimg.org/v6zxrbrsr/gufw1.png

As you can see I cannot (easy) tell what goes on in the bottom of the screen.
Are there more buttons or is there something important?

Second image (real size of all my screen 1024 x 600):

http://postimg.org/image/47p55lb7l/
http://s16.postimg.org/t0yp68u85/gufw2.png

This is same image as above (scaled down), with measurement rules in Gimp.
As you see Gimp is more complex, but it runs mostly ok on my resolution.

Thank you for your quick answer. Hope this will help.

By the way while making the screenshots, I clicked the edit button for rule, it said you cannot edit a rule added from ufw. Then I by mistake clicked the - (minus) button. It deleted the rule without asking me to confirm. Now I do not know which rule I deleted by mistake. It would be nice if the program would ask to confirm, whether I really want to delete a rule.

costales (costales) said : #3

Hi! Thanks for your screenshots!! They are really useful.
I'll try to fix, but it's complicate with the current layout.
I created a bug for this:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/gui-ufw/+bug/1244670
If I can do it, I'll need your help for testing purposes :)

There is another bug about the confirmation dialog for deleting a rule ;)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/gui-ufw/+bug/1243312

Thanks!

ppp (superduper3000) said : #4

Thank you, I answered to the bug what I tried. May be using multiple tabs would be easier for the UI, than the panels.

An idea for the future. As an end-user, I would really want to see a UI around something like this http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Skripte/anfd (do not worry about the language, the code near the end of the page is easier to understand). The guys that have done it do not really understand why that is important and the description of their motivation and the solution they provide is therefore wrong, but at least they have shown a way to get started, how it can be achieved. What they are missing, is the real-time user interaction to firewall events - this is important because as desktop user (not as server admin) you do not have to trust any in AND out connections you have not explicitly given free. Unfortunately the effort that goes into making something usable like that is big - but you have most of such code, it is just the interaction part missing. If you have any interest, I would happy to elaborate more on this.

costales (costales) said : #5

Yes, you're right. Please, look this bug too:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/gui-ufw/+bug/689818
It's complicate now and I'd like Gufw just like an interface to ufw :)
Best regards and thanks for all your feedback ppp.