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Re: [GITGRUB] New menu interface (implementation)

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [GITGRUB] New menu interface (implementation)
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 18:19:32 +0800

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Michal Suchanek <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?


For example, we can use large icon to represent boot item, like those
in rEFIt. In this case, we might want to limit the items per line so
that the menu won't get too width. In this case, we can set something
like max_columns = 5. If it has more than 5 icons, it would start in
the second row.


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