Re: [gedit-list] First pass hack of gedit and gtksourceview portto gtkprintoperation

On Tue, May 2, 2006 8:46 am, Alexander Larsson said:
> Adding a specific "print current selection" feature should be quite
> easy, although it will require some work to implement the win32 side i
> think. However, how do you propose a generic mechanism for this would
> work? (That also would work in the native print dialogs on win32 and
> OSX.)

I think this is an important feature. It certainly is natural to
say line start/end in an editor that displays line numbers, or
to list the worksheets that you are interested in.

I think it is a very big mistake to let the mechanism genericity
get in the way of features that users need. The history of computer
science is littered with failed projects that put portability before
user expectations: AWT/Swing/etc.

How about we do it in such a way that on platforms that do not
support these features we just gracefully degrade the functionality to
what the platform supports? This approach will highlighht each
platform's stregth, and will not penalize say a Linux user for a
portability he doesn't need or care about.

Dimi Paun <dimi lattica com>
Lattica, Inc.

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