PR# 3844 Suggestion: Show the Display Window by default

Problem Report Summary
Submitter: peter_gummer
Category: EiffelBuild
Priority: Medium
Date: 2004/07/14
Class: Feature Request
Severity: Non-critical
Number: 3844
Release: 5.4.0907
Confidential: No
Status: Open
Environment: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Synopsis: Suggestion: Show the Display Window by default

As a programmer who has been using Delphi since 1995 and Visual Studio.Net for the last two years, at first sight EiffelBuild looks very primitive and unfamiliar. In fact, my first impression just from its visual appearance was almost bad enough to make me reject EiffelStudio for future development.

But having played with EiffelBuild for a couple of hours I'm starting to like it. I am keeping the Display Window visible, so that I can see the effect of my changes immediately.

Please make the Display Window visible by default. This will have two benefits:

1. It will save me the trouble of selecting View | Tools | Display Window.
2. It will make a newly-installed EiffelBuild look much more friendly to people who are comfortable with other modern IDEs. This might help earn you more customers!
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From:peter_gummer    Date:2004/07/14    Download