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Subject: Re: WPS Developments (wps artists.. take this as a warning..)

Re: WPS Developments (wps artists.. take this as a warning..)

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2008 13:20:58 +0200

Can you explain why it breaks the progress bar, please? From what I've
read on the tracker, it seems you want to remove the restriction to 1 pb
per wps. I couldn't read that conditional viewports themselves break it,
no matter what. I read "make conditional viewports a bit better.", so I
get the impression that you want to push conditional viewports. Am I right?
I actually don't think that having more than 1pb is worth breaking every
single theme, since I don't see any use for them. 1 pb is IMO exactly
what we need. More than 1 are overkill imo. It just makes things more
complicated and breaks all themes, while I don't see any sense in that.
Please tell me how they are useful and worth the mess.

Also, I don't really see how this has something to do with conditional
viewports. Seems a bit unrelated to me. Maybe it would be better to
discuss the pb thing separately and commit the conditional viewports as
they are.

Another note on the parameter of %pb: Couldn't we make the first
parameter be the filename? So the parameter list wouldn't have to change
much in terms of optioniality of parameters. I don't know if some
parameters are option, but you wrote "make conditional viewports a bit
better.", so I guess there are some optional. When the filename is the
first parameter, the others could stay optional.

Jonathan Gordon schrieb:
> Hey all,
> So, I've got a few patches almost ready to go which affect pretty much
> every .wps around so I'm putting this warning up to give everyone
> plenty of time to fix their wps'.
> The two patches which need your attention is
> and
> 9051 removes the ability to set the lcd x/y margins (i.e %m).
> 9027 allows you to conditionally display viewports. You should be able
> to do anything you could with %m with this patch. The big issue with
> this patch is that it breaks the progressbar tags. %P needs to be
> removed, so to specify a filename for the progres bar bmp you need to
> add it to the end of the %pb tag, which means you have to specify all
> 4 number values also.
> I have no intention of commiting either of these before they are
> definatly bug free, and without sending out another warning email, but
> I'm sending this out now so noone complains that they didnt hear about
> this change coming.
> So, summary of changes:
> New tags:
> %Vl|<tag>|<regular %V syntax>| - tag is a single a-zA-Z letter (like
> images...) this tag is used to say that a viewport is conditionally
> displayed
> %Vd|<tag>| - display a viewport (otherwise not shown on the redraw).
> CAVEAT: you need to enable the viewport before its definition or it
> wont be drawn...
> Removed tags:
> %P
> Modified tags:
> %pb|x|y|width|height|filename|
> This is mostly waiting for 9051 to have its bugs removed which I dont
> tihnk will take too long, but 9027 needs more testing...
> I'd like to say these will both go in by the end of june (maybe even
> devcon weekend..)
> So, please test the patches and let me know of bugs (preferably
> replying to the tracker task as I dont watch the user ml...)
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
Received on 2008-06-01

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