ATTENTION: If anyone wants the current GUI resizable or any simple changes , please vote BEEFED UP GUI thanks…
WEll here you go. Vote for GUI options. Does this mean it will come true? No, i’m only a moderator you fool! ;D With all this talk about GUI’s perhaps this will give Melih a true idea as to what you want.
Also, give an opinion and play nice kiddies!
The GUI is not the most important thing to me; a solid, stable, reliable, effective program is. Which I guess means my vote is I don’t give a gui. ;D
That said, bells & whistles are nice; basic guis are not very appealling or marketable, I think. People like flash, so after Rule #1 above (for me) is set, then I say beefed-up & skinnable - the beef-up cuz that’s cool, the skinnable cuz that’s fun.
Ahhh, shaddup! lol kidding. I have seen many progs with great GUIs and they don’t show lag. It depends how well it’s implemented. And by beefed up, it could mean resizing ability, perhaps color change, text, etc…I would guess any amount of addition can cause a loss somewhere. If you addeth you taketh away I think though, it would simply be size rather than resource here. I can’t see it draining resources. Besides, it can always be an option as a separate download. Although it’s not for me to say, read the top buddy, it says, I am only a mod, fool! lol. (:NRD) ;D
whimper… I feel like i’m bein’ picked on… JK (even tho what I voted for is in bold and the rest aren’t) ;D
Guess what I’ve typically seen is when companies pep up their interface, it goes along with memory-hogging changes to the program as well, which we surely do not want! (:AGY)
The gui really isn’t that important to me, although I sure don’t like ones that are hard to navigate in, or just look like an old DOS app or at best from Win 3.1. (which a lot of free progs seem to do; the whole “you get what you pay for” deal)
BTW, Paul, ur not just a Mod, according to the information I’ve seen, ur part of the “Mod Squad” which surely is a step above. ;D
Hey, I forgot about the “Mod squad” . Where did you find that? Anyway, I took that from a show that is far older than I , the Mob squad. As Aowl said, with skinnable interface, this shouldn’t take resources. You are changing the skin, not the program or adding\taking away from it in itself. I will agree that CPF\CAV have far more important matters, being security, and I always felt that the GUI was great. I mean, Kerio is up there when it comes to firewalls, and their GUI is ,well, ugly. To me anyway. Some firewalls use a 95’ look still. I mean come on, a little more could be done, lol. But back to CPF, I love the GUI currently and it’s exactly how I like it as a matter of fact. I think the tray icon could show some blinking lights for traffic. Other than that, I am not against changing colors\skins etc…if they implement it, fine. If they don’t , I still don’t care. Well, I guess we watch the poll and see what everyone else wants as well.