Some small Linux installer and icon issues and comments about the new pattern font

@taktik
Allow me some constructive criticism…
I’ve tested only Linux x64 version, so don’t know if others are affected (but assume that yes).

It would be really cool to see bugfix release soon :yum:

P.S. Note that i’ve checked all 667 icons and absolute most of other ones not mentioned here are 100% perfectly done, my criticism comes only from deepest love & personal connection for Renoise and it’s design :slight_smile:

P.P.S. Also there’s places where i write Too thin weight? mainly for 1.5x size - that’s i’m not 100% sure, it’s hard to judge outside of context for different displays, but worth to note.


Small things

  • Show comments after loading - still doesn’t work, please fix it!

  • Installer script has mime associations only for songs, unlike Windows which have all those new types like instruments, presets, FX chains etc

  • Installer script links 48x48 icon. which is pretty small for modern DEs, especially on 4k (i think now Linux can safely use either 256x256+ or even svg)

  • Readme.txt have no history anymore :frowning_face:
    I think that was handy to have offline sometimes.
    Call me old-school!


Icons

Resources/Skin/Icons/

Wrong icons

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SampleEd_XReverse@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
Upscaled & pixelated



KeyAlt_Apple@1.5x.bmp
image


KeyCommand_Apple@1.5x.bmp
image

Wrong font / Glyphs

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KeyZones_VelToVol@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
V, E



Mixer_ShowVol@1.5x.bmp
Mixer_ShowVol@4x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
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V / Too thin weight? V, O



Transport_ViewVolumeColumn@1.5x.bmp
Transport_ViewVolumeColumn@4x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
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V, O / Too thin weight? V



ViewMapped@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
M



Transport_ViewPanColumn@1.5x.bmp
Transport_ViewPanColumn@4x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
image image image
N / Too thin weight? N



TrackIsOff@1.5x.bmp
Transport_NoteColumnOff@1.5x

1x 1.5x 4x
image image image
O, F / Too thin weight?



MiddleFrame_SampleEffects@1.5x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
image image image
F / Too thin weight?



Transport_PatternFX@1.5x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
image image image
F / Too thin weight?



SampleEd_SampleFX@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
S



Mixer_ShowMute@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
M



Browser_RenoiseDeviceChainFile@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
x size



Transport_NoteColumnPlay@1.5x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
image image image
L, A / Too thin weight?

Different

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Browser_RenoiseSongFile@4x.bmp

1x 4x
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Aesthetics is very different



Mixer_PrePostIcon@1.5x.bmp
Mixer_PrePostIcon@4x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
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Arrow should be like 4x / F, X / Too thin weight?



Browser_RootDir@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
Arrow head is different



Browser_ShowDirectories@4x.bmp

1x 4x
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Perspective is different 1x is way better



Node_Expanded@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
Triangle proportions are different



Node_Collapsed@4x.bmp

1x 1.5x 4x
image image image
Triangle proportions are different



Transport_Sync@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
Rhombus, not circle! :upside_down_face:



Prehear@4x.bmp
Browser_AudioFile@4x.bmp
Browser_PrehearOn@4x.bmp

1x 4x
image image
Waves aesthetics are very different



Clear@4x.bmp

1x 4x
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Cut angles little more?



LowerFrame_Automation@4x.bmp

4x
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This connection is a little off

Aliased icons

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Transport_LoopBlock@1.5x.bmp

1.5x 4x
image image
Visibly jagged edge of arrow



KeyAlt_Apple@4x.bmp

4x
image
Visibly jagged edge of sloping line



Dialog_Alert.bmp

1x
image
Visibly jagged edge of both circle and !



Resources/Skin/Logos/

Logo@4x.png
Aliased Renoise logo, and slightly different from original Logo.png (for example no mirror on bottom)


Pattern font / spacing

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  • Just wanted to point that spacing has much more breathing room than 3.1 (In fact as you can see H-Spacing = 1 / V-Spacing = 2 now almost equal to H-Spacing = 0 / V-Spacing = 1), which is fine (i imagine it’s good to 4k+ screens, and you still can dial it back)

  • Personally i really dig bold font at 3.1, it drives my mojo, again i imagine probably lighter font was deliberately picked for 4k+ screens, but i would love to get an ability to choose bold variant like on 3.1.

Renoise 3.1.1
(H-Spacing = 1 / V-Spacing = 2)
Renoise 3.2
(H-Spacing = 1 / V-Spacing = 2)
Renoise 3.2
(H-Spacing = 0 / V-Spacing = 1)
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Also, on Linux 4k - splash screen & mouse cursor are still small as 1x scale, under any scale used…

This also happens in Windows 10 (the mouse pointers).

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  • Song comments are displayed for me
  • Splash screen is not scaled
  • Mouse cursor not affected by GUI scaling (which is ok for me, still I’d prefer renoise to use my systems mouse cursor instead of it’s own)

Fonts are not that of a problem to me since I exchanged most of them anyways in Resources/Skin/Fonts/Config.xml. DejaVu is nice, but I prefer Adobe Source Sans. If only I could do that in my $HOME/.renoise instead of the system wide folder …

Arch Linux 64bit, 2560x1440 resolution, KDE desktop environment

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Means when you activated option, saved song and then loaded song not through Renoise, but from double-clicking file in file manager.

It was bug introduced since 3.1

From Renoise GUI it works, yes :wink:

Yes, from within Renoise it is shown, when starting from the file manager, the comment box does not show.