[GRASS-dev] Feedback from a FOSSGIS course

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed May 23 19:55:18 EDT 2007

Michael Barton wrote:

> >> I too find it ugly and a pain to have 4-6 windows cluttering the
> >> desktop. IIUC in the new wx GUI the output window is a tab on the GIS
> >> Manager window, and if the command prompt window is minimized, then
> >> there is usually just the display and control panel to deal with.
> > 
> > One option would be to use wxAUI, which allows the user to move panes
> > around within a window, or detach them into separate top-level
> > windows.
> > 
> > The wxPython demo includes two AUI demos (AUI_DockingWindowMgr and
> > AUI_MDI).
> We're using wxAUI in wxgrass currently. At the moment, it permits tear off
> toolbars from a display window (which of course makes *more* frames on the
> screen). I was thinking that it might be a good way to create a cartography
> system (drop and resize various displays inside a main display), but haven't
> got beyond that preliminary concept stage.

I was thinking more in terms of the actual display canvases, i.e. 
being able to have the whole of wxgui as a single window, with the
layer list and canvases as panes. If you have enough screen area, a
single window is easier to manage than multiple windows.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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