The open-ezx project launches
Posted Oct 20, 2005 19:23 UTC (Thu) by ajross
In reply to: The open-ezx project launches
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Even on a QVGA screen, in the normal font, there isn't room for both date and time plus an icon and a moderately long phone number if you want to use a single line (and, thereby, get more calls on a single screen).
Nonesense. You do this by giving up precision and showing only the
higher order bits:
Sep 21 sepreece
Sep 11 ajross
This takes maybe 20 lines of code, a few hours, and a little creativity on the part of the author. Quadruple the effort if you want to internationalize it. The fact that it wasn't done tells me that the phone software was written on contract to a rigid and uncreative specification, and that the "designer" was more concerned with checklist features ("recent calls" -- roger that) than working software.
Which is to say: they did it like they did all their other software, and it sucks just as much. Having a linux kernel can't save Motorola from its lack of good design sense.
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