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Re: [GITGRUB] New menu interface

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [GITGRUB] New menu interface
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 03:03:09 +0800

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 1:25 AM, Michal Suchanek<address@hidden> wrote:
> 2009/9/2 Bean <address@hidden>:
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Michal Suchanek<address@hidden> wrote:
>>> How will it fit screen? What if the image is 4:3 and  the screen is
>>> 5:4 or widescreen?
>> It'd scale to fit the new proportion, although the image perhaps won't
>> look nice in this case. We could choose one of the following rendering
>> method based on option:
>> Center
>> Scaling (full)
>> Scaling (keep ratio)
>> Tiling
> Other common uses are
> Scaling (cover) - keep aspect but cover the whole area (with parts of
> the picture sticking out of the viewport) - useful with a
> non-intrusive background like a photo of fallen leaves or the like
> Left, Right, TopLeft, BottomRight, ... - for side and corner decorations.


Sounds good, and it shouldn't be difficult to implement.

>>> Percentages are a good start. However, if you make your menu
>>> percentage based adding new items or new menu areas is still
>>> problematic.
>> Actually I've though of another representation, using the font metrics
>> as base unit,  something like this:
>> + menu {
>>  x = 10%
>>  y = 10%
>>  width = 30c
>>  height = 30c
>> }
> Does that c represent the width of the character "c"? What about
> proportional fonts?

The suffix c means character. For proportional fonts, it's the average
width of font used by the current component.

> I think it is OK if the layout manager was in Lua if that makes
> hacking on it easier but you still need the support functions for a
> fully functional layout manager in C for that to work.

Yeah, I think it'd be better to implement to whole framework in C at
first. LUA could be used to write custom component that extends the
function of existing components.


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