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Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine

From: Joe Neeman
Subject: Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:41:53 -0700

On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 21:46 +1000, Cameron Horsburgh wrote:
> Joe Neeman <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 17:09 +0200, Reinhold Kainhofer wrote:
> >> Am Montag, 22. Juni 2009 15:31:14 schrieb Joe Neeman:
> >> > A quick update on the new vertical spacing: [...]
> >> > Anything I've missed?
> >> 
> >> While the new vertical spacing looks great for full scores (one system per 
> >> page), I have now run into a case where the old system worked much better. 
> >> In 
> >> particular, the spacing between the systems is too small with the new 
> >> system, 
> >> while in the old system it was easy to see where the systems end and new 
> >> systems begin. (On the positive side: The piano staff looks much better 
> >> with 
> >> the new system).
> >
> > Fixed now. Also, we use the whole page now instead of leaving those gaps
> > at the top and the bottom.
> I've noticed a couple of problems with the default system spacing. If I
> were to compile this file:
> ---------------------8<--------------
> \version "2.13.4"
> \score{
>   \repeat unfold 150 {a' b' c' d' }
>   \layout{
>     ragged-bottom = ##t
>   }
> }
> ---------------------8<--------------
> I end up with three pages. The final page, which consists of only three
> systems, is spaced naturally and comfortably. The other pages, however,
> have eight systems which are spaced very far apart. I imagine the three
> systems on the final page could easily have been squeezed on to them.
> I've also run into a similar problem that I don't appear to be able to
> replicate minimally. A score I am working on should fit on to one page,
> but unexpectedly page breaks about half way through so that the first
> page has six systems and the second four. The systems are spaced
> naturally, but there is a huge amount of space atthe bottom of each
> page.
> If you want me to send the file off list, Joe, let me know (I won't post
> it here due to copyright issues).

Please do send me the files. But first, check to see if they give the
same behaviour with current git. I pushed some changes yesterday that
may have helped.

> BTW, what is the best place to report bugs with the new code? I'm
> assuming that -bug is for mainstream code and problems with experimental
> versions should be discussed here.

I think this thread is a good place.


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