Re: The central connecting point (was: Re: 0.93-pre1 is out!)

On Sat, 2004-03-20 at 18:26, Philippe Biondi wrote:

On Sat, 20 Mar 2004, Lars Clausen wrote:

This time, if anyone feel like doing real development during the release
process, we shall make a 0.94-devel branch.

When (in time) do you think the following improvement would be ready :

The central connection point :
- each object has, by default, a central connection point
  ==> any image can be imported as is and can be used quite decently
- this central CP can be used to connect as many lines as needed
  ==> this resolve the lack of CP for some objects, or for
      exceptionnal cases where you need 50 connections to the same object
- the line can be either :
  + cut in real time to its intersection with the bounding shape
  + or overlayed by the image (we can see it reach the center through
    transparent parts of the image)
  First solution has a better rendering, but I'm not against the second
  as a prototype.

I'd really enjoy to see this feature quickly get in, because I think it
could help dia become a killer app in network admin teams : I've
experienced the magic combination : snmp+python+graphviz+dia, and this
point is the only thing missing for automatic network discovery and

Obviously not in 0.93, but it's one of the things I would like to do
next.  I'm not adverse to patches, of course.  I'd like to do object
highlighting first, though, so that you can see what object is being



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