On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 21:35 +0000, Richard Hirner wrote:
> I just searched the mailing lists and did not find a discussion about
> the GIMP MDI problem and GTK ADI. This is a library which provides
> MDI facilities using GTK. You can find details on
> http://gtkadi.sourceforge.net/ - the screenshots look just great
> Wouldn't it be a good idea to use this in GIMP? I know that this would
> be a huge change and wouldn't be done in one day, but just basically,
> what do you think? What were the disadvantages?
> I saw "Create an SDI manager widget" as an idea for Google Summer of
> Code. Wouldn't ADI be just the right thing for that?
I don't think it would be. But we are already improving the way GIMP
manages its windows for 2.4. And for GIMP 2.6, I would like to try
merging the toolbox menu into the image menu and making sure that
there's always one image window open. That window can then become the
main GIMP window, with the toolbox and other dialogs as transient
children. That should solve the problems without introducing the
akwardness of an MDI user interface.
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