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Re: [GITGRUB] New menu interface (implementation)

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: [GITGRUB] New menu interface (implementation)
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:13:56 +0200

2009/9/25 Bean <address@hidden>:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Michal Suchanek <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 2009/9/25 Bean <address@hidden>:
>>> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Michal Suchanek <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> If I understand it correctly this means that a panel is a bunch of
>>>> cells which are laid out horizontally and at some random point (but at
>>>> most after max_columns cells) a row break is inserted and the later
>>>> cells start in a new row.
>>>> I would prefer a more deterministic approach: the panel is either one
>>>> column or one row (vertical or horizontal).
>>>> This should cover the common cases, real tables are seldom needed.
>>> Hi,
>>> But max_columns can cover both case,
>>> max_columns = 1
>>> one column
>>> max_columns = 1000  (or any big number)
>>> one row, we could also use special number -1 to indicate infinite
>>> number of widgets.
>> OK, it does but it is quite confusing way of achieving that.
>> What do the other possible values give you, though?
>> If I set max_colums to 3 then I get rows of 1-3 cells,
>> non-deterministically. I can't say  in what row or column a particular
>> cell will be. Is such layout useful for anything?
> Hi,
> If max_columns = 3, then every row has three widgets, except for the
> last one, which can have 1 or 2 widgets. We can draw n * 3 tables with
> it.

Then it should perhaps be called simply columns.

However, if you start with tables people will start with why doesn't
this have colspan/rowspan.

And I really can't imagine using tables in the boot menu. What for?



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