Gale Andrews wrote:I quite like the way Regular Interval Labels does it. If the label text box is empty the number only is produced; if the label text box has text, the text is appended to the number.
Regular Interval Labels also has an option of whether to use numbers or just the text. Would we want that? Personally I think that's probably overkill and numbers can be always used.
Gale Andrews wrote:I think the numbering should be double digit - "01", "02"
That's a bit tricky as it's not directly supported by Nyquist, though it is possible.
Gale Andrews wrote:"01-label text", "02-label text" etc.
I presume that you mean that the hyphen would be automatically inserted by the plug-in and not require that the user types it?
Gale Andrews wrote:Consistency would be good generally with similar labelling plug-ins. If we prefer that Sound Finder numbers tracks, then I think Silence Finder should do so instead of giving all tracks "S", then the numbering makes more sense if we add the option of label text there too.
Yes I think we should have consistent labelling between Sound Finder and Silence finder.
Gale Andrews wrote:can we standardise on months having three character abbreviations)
Is that really necessary? I was anticipating that the date suffix would be removed once the code is finalised - it's just a convenience to have the date to distinguish which version we are talking about.
Gale Andrews wrote:While some users may be glad of the extra help, they should really be looking at the Manual.
For plug-ins that are bundled with Audacity I agree that any "instructions" in the GUI can be kept very brief (with instructions included in the manual), however I think that a brief
description in ;info of what the plug-in does would still be useful. (similar rationale as "Tool Tips").
Gale Andrews wrote:If you think Sound Finder should still say "Adds region labels for detected areas of sound" or similar
Yes, something like that.
Gale Andrews wrote:Also on consistency I notice the Sound Finder threshold unit is now [dB] ... I think this is reasonable.
I'm glad that was noticed, (and that you consider it reasonable) - it's always bugged me that some effects use negative dB. However, if we make all Nyquist plug-ins consistent in this respect, then the "Normalize" effect could be up for QA discussion.
Gale Andrews wrote:"Released under GPL v2" and suggest we standardise on that.
Sounds good to me.
You may have noticed that I've moved the "Credits" into a comment within the plug-in.
Personally I think it is reasonable for to have a credit to the plug-in author in the ;info when the plug-in is entirely, or almost entirely the work of one person, but it becomes rather too cumbersome for collaborative work.
Regarding label text - formatting text is rather messy in Nyquist, so if possible I'd like us to have a clear agreement of how we want the label text before I code it.