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Martin Nordholts wrote:
> On 08/04/2009 01:29 AM, Christopher Howard wrote:
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>> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=164774
>> Hi - I was going to look into this enhancement. It was a request to make
>> it possible for the user to change the zero-point of the image rulers.
>> However, it looks like the last comment was made about three years ago.
>> Since I'm new around here, I was wondering if there had been any
>> relevant discussion on the issue recently. (Or related discussion.)
> Hi,
> There hasn't been any further discussion, but we should have one. The
> first step would be to figure out a UI for the feature that helps
> fulfill the product vision [1].
> BR,
> Martin
> [1] http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/GIMP_UI_Redesign#product_vision

Maybe it would help get more people to chime in if I summarized what has
been going on:

Four years ago, a user submitted a feature request (bug #164774) asking
for the developers to make it possible for users to be able to set the
zero-points of the ruler. In other words, the user could have the rulers
tell him that point 0,0 begins at, say, the center of the image, instead
of the top-left. This is a feature which would be useful to web
developers and perhaps also game sprite developers.

Back then, none of the developers really had time to look into it. Now,
however, I am looking at it as a possible project. In and of itself, it
doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to modify the basic
gimpruler widget code to handle the offsets.

However, I also see that there are other parts of the User Interface
that display coordinates, including the box at the bottom left of the
main window, and several tools such as the measuring tool. So the
question I asked was: if it is possible to have an offset in the rulers,
should all these components be in sync with the rulers?

All the developers I've communicated with so far have said that not only
should all the components be working well together, but that this whole
issue should be discussed on the developers list from the perspective of
user interface considerations.

This e-mail is my attempt to start such a discussion.

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