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Re: Tab bar

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Tab bar
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 11:24:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

>>> We already have a suitable infrastructure of graphical primitives to
>>> implement a tab bar on top of it.  It is required to have graphical
>>> areas attached to window edges that can contain a row of bitmaps
>>> bound to some commands.  This functionality is already supported by the
>>> header line and window fringes.  It seems what we need is to improve
>>> them to attach arbitrary number of header lines and fringes to a window,
>>> and to render text (tab names) using specified fonts on these
>>> graphical elements.
>> however, toolkits like gtk+ do have tab widgets, like they have tool
>> bars and scroll bars - shouldn't they be usable, akin to "toolkit scroll
>> bars" and "toolkit tool bars" and "toolkit menu bars" in emacs?
> Then should we have two versions of tab widgets: Gtk and non-Gtk?

Why wouldn't we? (Actually, I don't think we'd stop at two).  We use the
native widgets for other stuff, too.  XEmacs doesn't and looks quaint
everywhere in comparison.

David Kastrup

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