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Re: [ELPA] New package: slider-widget

From: Ian Dunn
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: slider-widget
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:38:20 -0500
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.0.91

    >> From: Ian Dunn <address@hidden> Cc: address@hidden Date: Mon, 19 Feb
    >> 2018 14:25:40 -0500
    Eli> Any plans for making it more graphically-looking on GUI frames?
    >> Not yet.  How do you mean "more graphically-looking"?  Different
    >> characters to make it look like an unbroken line, or an actual graphical
    >> object (like we have for buttons)?

    Eli> The latter.  We should try to make Emacs modern-looking, which means
    Eli> showing fancy, good-looking icons and small images instead of "ASCII
    Eli> art", wherever possible and reasonable.  The ASCII fallback is fine for
    Eli> TTY frames, of course.

    Eli> Thanks.

Seems doable to use images instead of background/cursor strings for graphical 
displays, then fall back on text for text displays (or if the user/developer 
didn't specify images).

Ian Dunn

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