Re: Minutes of the gtk+ team IRC meeting - 2010-05-25

On 01.06.2010 23:45, Stefan Kost wrote:
> Am 01.06.2010 15:50, schrieb Matthias Clasen:
>> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Paul Davis <paul linuxaudiosystems com> wrote:
>>> ardour uses a modified version (GtkCustomRuler along with its H&V
>>> derivatives) in ardour, because the stock ruler is not  flexible enough for
>>> our needs. the primary difference (IIRC) is the use of a callback design to
>>> determine where tick marks should be displayed and the labels to go with
>>> them.
>> This kind of stuff would be really good to have proposed as additions
>> to GTK+, instead of hiding away in custom app-specific subclasses. It
>> sounds generally useful.
> +1. I am using the rulers in my apps too, but find them not too flexible.
> Couldn't we colelct the needs and improve it, instead of killing it. If that
> would be a viable option, I'll start with a patch for
> Featurewise, I would assume that most people need:
> - more influence on the ticks/subticks
> - maybe a mapping callback (to do log scales).
> Altogether I found only 5 open bugs (not counting the one that asks to deprecate it)
I made a lgo page for the ruler widget:

- any other forks of the widget?
- any missing features that should be considered when redesigning it?
- imho the non-linear scale mapping is one reason for the fork - any
preference on the apprach (mode (easy to use but limited to know modes)
vs. callback (harder to use, but flexible)


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