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Saturday, January 01, 2005

Kopete Statistics, Chapter 5


I would like to share this screenshot : it is the latest feature I added : ability to ask questions to the database. Here you select a day, maybe a time (depends on whether the question requires it), you select the question and click on Ask. You get an answer below.

Currently there are only two questions :

  • contact status at the date and time (gives the contact status at ...)
  • main status at date (gives the most used status for the given day)

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And finally,
Happy New Year !


  • IMHO, the UI is not optimal.
    For better user friendly, I think the following layout would be better:

    == Date and Time ============
    [ The calendar ]
    Time: [hh:mm]
    == Status ===================
    Most used state at date: Offline
    Other option in the combo: Online
    Yet another thing: Offline

    ie. Instead of two groupBox Question and Answer, replace them by the Status groupBox: no need to use the comboBox and press a button.

    Then, there is no "ask" operation: it less difficult to use and we have a global view.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:16 PM  

  • Thanks for your comment.

    The problem is that when the database is big enough, the questions can take time to be answered ... thus, my solution.

    By Blogger Marc Cramdal, at 10:51 AM  

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