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[Gnumed-devel] Horst think again - gui comments

From: richard terry
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Horst think again - gui comments
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 16:05:14 +1000
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Horst I'm afraid you are missing the point here completely.

Absolutely and completely missed the point.

Please go back and look at the png and read the posting again and think about 
what I've said there and here


Even in my VB program I didn't hard code font sizes, they changed 
proportionately to the screen size, resolution that the person wanted to work 

Take another look.

 The problem is that GTK isn't that intelligent. It consumes large amounts of 
blank space where it need not, and leads to a diminution of available space. 
Even if the user chooses a smaller font size, they will still be faced with 
the problem.

Nothing at all today with fonts. To do with the basic gui tools.



On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 03:52 pm, Horst Herb wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 15:38, richard terry wrote:
> > When you extrapolate this to all over the screen you run into big
> > problems with trying to fit things in in a nice clean elegant way.
> >
> > This is a simple example of why QT is much better to work in, and will
> > ultimately give a much better result.
> Not neccessarily. I am afraid that you are still stuck in the VB
> paradigm where everything gets hardcoded. DON'T !!!
> Do not ever consider hard coding font sizes! It pisses people mightly
> off who do happen to have screen dimensions different from yours.
> When I chose to have a certain font size for a specific purpose, I go to
> the "Theme" configuration of the window manager I use (e.g. KDE, Gnome)
> and set it there. Then I expect all applications to obey my wish and
> present themselves accordingly. The ones who don't (where programmers
> have hard coded sizes) stick out like a sore finger, and I avoid them
> wherever I can.
> Hence, use relative font sizes where appropriate (which is "default" in
> virtually all cases), and leave it to each user what they perceive as
> ergonomic. Or, where you think you must set a default-deviating size,
> create at least a configuration dialog for this in a "settings" widget
> so that users who disagree with your setting can change it.
> Horst
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