On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 11:49 PM, Freddie Witherden <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > The problem: we need a way for child widgets to position themselves > within their parents. We do not want to use pixel co-ordinates and > need the system to be flexible.
My suggestion is simply to make it snap to another widget (not necessarily a parent, could be a sibling), and then provide an (x, y) constant offset from it in pixel independent values (millimeters?). > Currently, when a child widget is added to a parent no location- > related information is passed. Instead there is an arbitration > process between the parent and the child. Most likely (this is still > undecided) it will be: the parent asks the child where it would like > to be and then offers it a location/size. The child will then either > accept or deny it. The arbitration process continues until *all* > child widgets are satisfied. Sounds complicated. I'd rather not worry about negotiation loops when adding widgets. On what grounds could a child refuse a location? > Furthermore how should the size be done? Should widgets have a min/ > max/desired size? How can we have it so that a widget will fill up as > much space as possible? I would suggest specifying size exactly using a pixel independent value (millimeter? permille of screen size?). - Per _______________________________________________ Warzone-dev mailing list Warzonefirstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/warzone-dev