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Re: [3/4] [PATCH] start angle (option of circular_progress) is measured

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [3/4] [PATCH] start angle (option of circular_progress) is measured in unusual quantities
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:01:46 +0100
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On 15.03.2013 18:56, Lennart Sorensen wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 08:52:08PM +0400, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
>> В Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:52:13 +0400
>> Vladimir Testov <address@hidden> пишет:
>>> In current state, start angle is measured in "parrots", where 1 "parrot" = 
>>> 1 / 
>>> 256 of full circle.
>>> With simple patch we can set start angle in degrees (which makes no 
>>> difference 
>>> for the program, but makes configuration to be more user-friendly)
>> This has compatibility issue and probably cannot be done without
>> introducing theme file format version.
>> What about adding new parameter name instead (although start_angle_angle
>> looks rather silly)?
> start_angle_degrees?
> Could have start_angle_radians too (although it would need floating
> point to be useful).

GRUB doesn't use floats at all as it would decrease compatibility and
brings nothing useful to us.

> Could even have start_angle_gradians

This would be featuritus

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