Subject: PATCH: unix paragraph dialog fixes
From: Anders Melchiorsen (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 21:55:48 CDT
Vlad Harchev <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 05-Oct-00:
> Yes, the only dialog remaining is "Paragraph" dialog. But it will
> be hard to change it - will require more than 4 hours IMO.
I have now made the Paragraph dialog usable with large fonts and/or
other languages (I have only checked with different fonts, though).
You were right, it was a mess to change - everything used fixed
values. I now only use a fixed size for the preview area since I was
not immediately able to find a way to make that one resizable.
Someone, please apply this. The last bit of the patch increases the
preview font from 5 points to 7 points, which I found nice. If there
is a reason not to do that, just skip that part of the patch.
> Also, all dialogs should be checked whether making them
> not-resizeable (but not fixed-size of course) makes sense. A lot of
> dialogs that contan GtkCList should be made growable IMO.
Yes. It would also be nice to make the dialogs more simillar. Right
now some dialogs have action buttons (ok, cancel, ...) at the bottom,
others at the right hand side. Seperators, space, and default buttons
are also used rather randomly.
I guess the reason that many dialogs are left "good enough" instead of
"perfect" is that it is a major pain to hand edit the machine
generated sources. It would be really, really nice if Glade could be
used to modify the GTK+ GUIs. Then we could have a crisp, consistent
GUI for GTK+.
-- Regards, Anders (address is valid)
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