[on topic] What's your favorite less-popular open source app?

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Jun 26 10:57:48 MDT 2008


Dave Smith wrote:
> Michael Torrie wrote:
>> Pie charts don't make much sense to me.  It's too hard to tell what
>> really is bigger.  I like the way that kdirstat[1] does it with
>> rectangles much better.
> 
> I think the filelight concept has merit, but the pie chart needs to be 
> "unrolled" and laid across a horizontal line, with the chunks sorted 
> from largest to smallest. That'd be great, maybe even better than 
> kdirstat because you could quickly see the largest ones, graphically, 
> without having to scan the entire rectangular area.

I would still prefer the concentric pie chart, since the pie chart 
provides room for more information where more information is useful. 
Specifically, the outer rings are a detailed view of the inner rings, so 
the outer rings should be bigger than the inner rings.

Shane




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