On Fri, 08 Jun 2001 19:37:38 David Monniaux wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Austin Donnelly wrote:
> > But, we're talking about *paper* here.  A4 for me is the same size as
> > A4 for another user, surely?  There are only a limited number of paper
> > sizes in existence, and they should all be available system-wide.
> That's not true. Users have things like "that fancy letter paper that I
> buy at Flammarion", which have weird sizes. They have stickers,
> envelopes,
> and other things on which they want to draw logos.

They also want to be able to do things like be able to print out multiple
copies of the same image on a page with crop marks. This would be fairly
similar to printing out out labels except that the size would be user

But this is page layout it is not image manipulation putting this in gimp
would mean you couldn't use it for other apps. It would be more usefull as
a stand alone program and leave gimp with just the basic print plugin it
has at the moment.

Being able to set the canvas size easier would be a boon though. i.e a cd
sized (and shaped) canvas.
> The paradigm could also encompass screen dimensions, like "16x16 icon" or
> "advertisement bar at top of MyStartup.com".
> In the future:
> We could also add things such as background color of the paper, or a
> default letterhead - the user could then place his or her drawing
> according to the background color or letterhead.
> Why then do we have a per-user unitrc?
> David Monniaux            http://www.di.ens.fr/~monniaux
> Laboratoire d'informatique de l'École Normale Supérieure,
> Paris, France
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