The default colors are indeed hardcoded in XTherion. They can be overridden by un-commenting and changing the respective lines in xtherion.ini. As for the xtherion.new.ini, I think it was a backup copy of the settings or something, and not really read by the application. I don't have the sources at hand at the moment to check.
I can change the defaults for wall and rock to the ones you suggest and they will make it to the next release. I chose the defaults because they worked well for my setup, my screen, etc. For other people the experience will be different. For example I use TopoDroid and not PocketTopo, so I don't have a conflict with the background splays. Btw, Marco Corvi did some extra symbols for XTherion points, e.g. stalactites, stalagmites, etc. So they don't all look like blue dots. I didn't have a chance to test them and I think they didn't get copied to the base repository and to the release. I'll see if I can dig them up later... Vladimir <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> Virus-free. www.avast.com <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail> <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Footleg via Therion <email@example.com> wrote: > Having finally got around to updating my install to 5.4.1 I was trying to > work out how the line colours had appeared in the official builds (I'm on > Windows). I see the ini file entries in both xtherion.ini and > xtherion.new.ini, all commented out in both files. So I am assuming the > colours are set by some hard coded defaults unless over ridden in the ini > file? > > Why are there two ini files? Are they both used by the application? > > When this feature was first provided (via the email list) for testing, I > commented that some of the default colours were not ideal from my > experience. In particular the use of 'brown' for unselected walls in the > active scrap is not so easy to tell from the red selected item. As users > are already accustomed to the blue wall lines in the active scrap, I > changed this one to blue. > > Rock borders look the same colour as survey legs and splays in background > sketches brought in from PocketTopo, so I changed these to purple. So the > only two changes I have to add into my ini file are: > > set xth(gui,me,wallcolor) blue > set xth(gui,me,rockcolor) purple > > The blue walls work well with the blue controlfill because the control > points only appear on selected lines, where the line is turned red. So this > is not confused with blue wall lines which are not selected. > > I would like to propose these colours be made the defaults as I think it > makes the editor easier to use, and I would like to reflect the default > colours in the screenshots in my tutorial documents when I update them to > reflect the latest release. > > Footleg > > > _______________________________________________ > Therion mailing list > Therion@speleo.sk > https://mailman.speleo.sk/listinfo/therion > >
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