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Re: [Denemo-devel] The Cairo Roadmap

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] The Cairo Roadmap
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 14:25:24 +0000

On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 14:44 +0300, alex stone wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Richard Shann
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I have been thinking about the cairo stuff.
> > Short version:
> >        I think the next step will be to create a set of scolling
> drawing
> > areas, each similar to the current drawing area, but the first
> measure
> > on each being the one following the last measure on the one above.
> This
> > means that if you have four staffs, but only room to display one,
> then
> > that one appears in the top drawing area and its music continues in
> the
> > next one below and so on.
> Are you referring to something like a split screen here, where smaller
> systems, i.e.,4 staves, can continue on, in a 'top and bottom' view?
> If so, then it's common sense to assume a full score will only ever
> occupy a single view, but in the case of writing for SATB, how will
> the top and bottom drawing areas fill? Bar by bar, as you cycle
> through the measures, or screen/app width, where you reach the right
> hand side of the screen, and both top and bottom views redraw with the
> bottom moving to the top, and a new set of measures filling the bottom
> view? (I would think bar by bar would be useful.)

As you enter music and get to the edge of the screen the cursor would
move to the system below, and you would carry on working there.
The main feature is that you will be able to size these drawing areas so
that you can write, say, the viola part going on after you hit the right
edge of the window, with the continuation below. Some sort of visual
clue will be needed to show that the continuation is in a new system -
equivalent to the // mark you see in large scores to show where the next
system is starting.


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