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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Latest build test.


--On 07 May 2006 15:32 +0100 Charles Moir <CharlesM@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hmm I can't find the bugzilla report which is concerning as I know this
has been detailed more than once.  Oh well I just found a machine and
tried. This is 100% repeatable and very easy to reproduce. Load the
first example design, the corvette, then click the new document icon and
draw a rectangle. Close this document. Bang. Perhaps doesn't happen on
debug builds, but does on retail binary.

OK should be simple enough to find, but it doesn't happen here on the
debug build, or on the retail build v.924 that I happen to have
lying around. How are you closing the document? File->Close?

> - Ah I've just realised the missing status bar (or rather
> one) is also a bit of a showstopper for the next stable release. No
> one working on it as far as I know.

It should be reasonably trivial. I think someone volunteered
then we saw no code.

I don't think that's going to happen, so it's probably down to one of us
to do. Should be done soon I think as it's pretty important usability

Already making good progress. There is now a real status bar. It has
text on in my local version which is correct. There are a few more
things I want to tweak before checking it in.

As an added bonus, it's all kernel drawn, meaning I've deleted half
the code rather than porting it (to be fair the original code
was written before the bar code was in).

> - Tool tips are appearing in all sorts of random places.

I'll see if you can switch it on.

Er, you mean off? I see it on open and docked galleries with a title
bar, so that's not right.

Yes. Off. Sadly they either have to be on all the time for a given
dialog or off all the time as wxAUI does not send me messages on
dock/undock (grrr). On the wxAUI bug list...

It should ONLY be there if there is no tool tip on the line
width combo box (which clearly should have a tooltip of it's
own). Bringing up the menu should remove the tooltip. If it
doesn't, that's a bug.

Nope, the arrow of the combo box has a tooltip of 'standard bar'. The
field has the correct tooltip saying line width or zoom. But clearly
that tooltip should apply to the whole control.

That sounds like a wx bug but will be irrelevant when OD combo boxes
are used.

And a new bug - if you do this in a new blank document you get an error
saying 'no objects are currently selected. Do you wish to make the 'line
width' attribute a Current Graphics Attribute'.  Fair enough you say,
but if I clear this alert (Cancel), it immediately appears again if I
move the mouse.

Sounds like it's getting a selection change from the combo twice.

I hope someone is keeping track of these :-)

But I having the tooltip on the bar /outside/ the controls is
very useful otherwise there is no obvious indicator as to
which bar it is (if say you want to switch it off).

I agree, if it worked, it probably would be useful. Although I think the
correct name should be "Infobar" and not "info bar". I think that's the
term we've agreed on.

I've also noticed the tooltip for the 9-way origin buttons has changed
and is technically wrong. It say set rotation point, but in fact it's
the original for all transforms including scale. The original said 'set

Easy to fix.

Indeed. wx uses the standard GTK control which does that
(yuck). I could fix it (lots of wx work), but I'd rather
convert it to use the standard book control thing (can't
remember the name) with a scrolly list of icons down the
left, rather than tabs at the top. But I wanted to ask first.
I think these are a better interface when there are more than
3 or four tabs anyway.

Completely agree, it is a better UI.

OK I'll put that on the list. Fancy drawing some buttons? One for
each each pane on the /Xtreme/ options tab. Whatever size you
want them. 24 bit pngs.

I can almost certainly convert the
tabs over to one of these without redoing the UI in each tab

Well if rows of tabbed dialogs is not easy, perhaps we should break our
rule an make a UI change. Inkscape have apparently just implemented this
style new options dialog, and it's very nice according to reports. So
perhaps we borrow some of their icons. Don't have a screen shot I'm
afraid. I should attach one.

If you want them to go into a proprietary version as well, you should
remember to ask. If there are BSD-esque creative-common licensed stuff,
we could use those of course.