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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text and color changes slow to appear

The status line display has always been a bit ropey. There are
outstanding bugs going back years that it just stops working sometimes.
And it's very tardy about updating the text sometimes (and at others
flicking like hell updating itself way too often - e.g. when dragging
colour on the colour editor. Just holding still while dragging on the
colour editor you can see the thing constantly painting and re-painting
different strings (this is on Windows).

And it seems to be affecting the text and other tools to the extent they
are not really usable any more. So frankly it probably could do with


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Bligh
> Sent: 16 May 2006 15:29
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Alex Bligh
> Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text and color changes slow to appear
> Gerry Iles wrote:
> > Well, the only things that happened between revisions 978 and 1017 
> > that look suspicious to me are the status line and the keyboard 
> > handling changes.  Given there is no keyboard handling when just 
> > clicking on the colour line and FilterEvent shouldn't be slowing it 
> > down much, then I think it is probably the status line...
>  >
> > In fact, if you turn off the status bar in the window menu 
> then these 
> > issues go away so it is definitely the status bar...
> Hmmmm... some of that code is pretty random. It seems to do 
> updates too often sometime and not at all at other times, and 
> various pits of logic are (unless I misunderstand) never 
> going to work.
> It also misses lots of opportunities to cache things.
> Is there some deep karma to when the status line is required 
> to update and exactly what it is desired to display, or can I 
> just rewrite it so it does roughly what I see on Xtreme?
> Alex