On Sat, Mar 25, 2000 at 09:17:54PM +0100, Simon Budig wrote:
> First congratulations for the new User-Installation Dialogs.
> But I cannot resist to comment on it :-)
> * There seems to be a problem with the big titles. As you can see
>   at http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/gimp/GimpUserInstallation.png
>   the title of an page gets cut off (Gimp CVS from
>   Sat Mar 25 02:01:18 CET 2000 ).

I can't reproduce this here. We already got a report about this and it
was related to XFree86-4.0 being used with older X11 libs (which is something
that should work of course, since the X-Server should be independent of the
X libs). XFree86-4.0 is known to have some problems with fonts and GDK.

> * The dialog is quite huge, it does not fit on a 640x480 screen
>   completely. Do we need to fix this?

We already thought about that when we designed the dialog. We do not change
the default font size in the dialog. I think it is safe to assume that 
people working with 640x480 do not change their GTK default font to a larger 
font. Using the default font the dialog easily fits on the screen. 

But then, Gimp is almost unusable on 640x480 anyway...

> * Personally I dont like the orange color. I prefer blue, but this is
>   personal preference. I tried an alternative layout (with Gimp - not C :-)
>   (moving Wilber to the right, blue color) and created another
>   Wilber-Icon with a helmet on to indicate that there is real Work
>   going on :-)
>   You can see a pseudo-screenshot at 
>      http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/gimp/GimpUserInstallation2.png
>   The XCF of the new Wilber is available at
>      http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/gimp/wilber_work2.xcf.gz

I do not like the blue very much. Yesterday I have changed the color to a 
slightly less drastic orange. The Wilber with the helmet is cute. The reason
why we decided to reuse the pixmap that is used for the icon was memory 
usage. It doesn't really make sense to include a pixmap that is only used 
once at the very first start of the program... We could change this to load 
the pixmap from disk, but that might lead to other problems...

> The defaults from gimprc are questionable IMHO. The default imagesize
> is not specified and defaults to something around 950x760, which is
> pretty close to my screen resolution. Maybe we should default to
> something like 300x300 ?

The image size default was changed to track down problems that only occur 
with large images where width != height. Of course this will change before
1.2 gets released.

> Is there a reason, why (install-colormap) is not enabled by default?
> Gimp needs pretty much colors and probably wont start on most
> systems with 8bit color. Enabling this has no negative impact on
> Truecolor users. So if somebody really uses gimp as the only application
> on an 8bit screen he can switch this Option off manually to avoid
> flashing.

Are 8bit displays really an issue nowadays? But changing the default sounds

> The default toolbox-layout is IMHO ugly. Should we default to the
> layout with three columns? This has the positive effect that people
> updating from Gimp 1.0 will not be confused unnecessary.

The 3 column layout has the problem that the Help menu is not visible. Not 
a very good choice for a default setting... 

Salut, Sven

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