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Subject: Re: the UI viewport logic.. someone please help my understanding?

Re: the UI viewport logic.. someone please help my understanding?

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:37:19 -0700

2009/10/28 Thomas Martitz <>:
> Why? _set_defaults doesn't, and won't, need to know what screen it's called
> from. It returns the UI vp (which is in fact default viewport for the whole
> UI excluding skins), or returns _set_fullscreen if no UI viewport is
> specified. The caller needs to know that (and it obviously does), and then
> decides for _set_defaults() or _set_fullscreen().

You just said excluding!!!! Therefore something has to know what it wants back..
If we agree that _fullscreen() should return the whole display (which
means sbs is disabled) , and set_defaults() should return the ui area,
then when the skin_parser starts parsing (i.e before it sees any %we
or %wd tags) the default viewport should be setup with a call to
It should only fix that to calling fullscreen() when a %wd tag is found.

Now, how does set_defaults() know that its being called by a skin or
by the lists? it doesnt, and shouldnt... it should be returning the
same viewport for both, i.e the one from the setting. therefor makeing
%Vi redundant and unused.

I *will* accept that %Vi can be used as a hint to themers as a way to
say where it is safe to put the ui or other stuff in other skins, but
in that case a comment would do it better.
Received on 2009-10-28

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