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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 15:01:31 -0700

2009/10/28 Thomas Martitz <>:
> fullscreen (maybe renamed) should do what it does now, IMO. I fail to see
> the point of having a function that respects the classic sb but not the
> custom sb. Where would the be useful? You surely want to either be
> ultimately fullscreen (0,0,LCD_WIDTH,LCD_HEIGHT), or let background drawings
> happen.
my entire argument is based on the fact that classic statusbar is
DEAD! even if you load the file, it still will
act as a sbs.
viewport manager (or whatver) needs a function which returns the
entire display, and one which returns the area not being used by the

>> 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.
> That's what set_defaults() does. Yet I'm skeptical about calling it from the
> WPS. The WPS should really be as fullscreen as possible (i.e. so that it
> just doesn't draw over the sbs/classic statusbar) since it doesn't draw any
> list and the UI vp doesn't make any sense due to the customizability. That's
> what _set_fullscreen() achieves.
You need to remember something very important about wps'... the
default viewport is really only used when no other viewports are
specified, or the themer is lazy. ignoring the 2nd one (because
technically cabbiev2 falls in here), the wps needs to work with the
theme... if it uses the default viewport, and that is set to the ui
area left over by the sbs, then even if it wants to draw outside of
that area it is free to do so. The lists however are restrcited to
being inside the area.
Received on 2009-10-28

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