[SoC] Proposal for wxGUI layout modifications

Martin Landa landa.martin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 18:55:54 EDT 2009


2009/4/14 Casey Vandenberg <casey.vandenberg at sjgeophysics.com>:
> I have recently noticed the proposal to alter the wxGUI interface this
> summer as part of the Google Summer of Code. I am not certain if developers
> have brought this to the community for discussion as of yet, but I did want
> to throw in my two cents.  I am personally against the idea of having one
> window consisting of the display layers, toolbars and map window.  I feel
> that the current setup is ideal as it allows users the opportunity to
> maximize the map window size (particularly beneficial if one is working with
> two monitors, as the map window can be dedicated to one monitor and all
> other tools and programs to the second window). I feel by docking everything
> together in one screen would limit the quality and usefulness of the map
> display window.
> If this proposal were to be accepted or implemented, procedures should be
> put in place to ensure that the map window can be docked/undocked from the
> main display so that it can still be maximized across an entire monitor.

AFAIU, the idea is to implement both layouts (SDI/MDI). The user will
decide which he/she prefers... e.g. using environmental variable


Martin Landa <landa.martin gmail.com> * http://gama.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa

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