I like this FR! Interesting points here. I'd have to agree with Alastair on this one. Mirroring inputs/outputs is not something I would find confusing. I like the depth it suggests. Ports would be clearly labeled, why not? Though of course I'm super excited to see new features.
I've managed to watch an example RTSP link from the web, but can't see any cameras from something like insecam. I've been tasked with setting up some screens and cameras in two places that can stream to each other, a kind of collaboration wall, how would I go about doing this?
With respect Jaymie (@jstrecker), this is one of those features that only those with a strong knowledge would come across and exploit. I can think of many programming paradigms in many languages that are hard to understand, so novices are not taught them, say take functional programming in JS, or recursion. Or in FP in general, say take Haskell, there are very powerful tools available that simplify code hugely, but they can't be used until you know how to use them. Doesn't mean that they should not exist would be where I land on that debate.
OK, so we would provide an Edit Details context menu (like for published input ports) on the Share Value input port when it has a numerical type, and provide the slider input editor if a min and max have been set.
We're already working on a Yosemite-style unified toolbar/titlebar (Pro). That will save some screen space. If customizability is still important to you, we can split that off into another feature request.
After pondering on this suggestion for a while, we (Team Vuo) have realized that it takes Vuo in a different direction than we would like. With input from you and others in the community, we’ve been trying to make the UI simpler and more consistent. While the option to reverse nodes might clean up cables on the canvas, it would also mean one more fundamental thing new users have to learn (inputs are on the left and outputs are on the right — except when they’re not). The sometimes tangled cables are a legitimate problem. We think some of the other feature requests would address it in a way that better fits with our goals of simplicity and consistency.