[PyKDE] Eric3 user interface

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Thu Mar 30 17:27:55 BST 2006

Am Mittwoch, 29. März 2006 23:42 schrieb Jürgen Urner:
> Detlev Offenbach wrote:
> >>x. Its a bit irritating in splitter layout having these docking windows
> >>popping
> >>    one open and one close when I trigger a script. Nice to have the
> >>exception at hand,
> >>    but a pain for the eyes. I would prefere the left and right panes
> >>just keeping the
> >>    size I put them to. Shaking the source code once from right to left
> >>is making me dizzy :-)
> >
> >Splitter layout will vanish in eric4. eric3 has two operating modes, debug
> > and edit. For both modes you can set which windows should be shown and
> > where they should be placed. Carefully arranged, you can avoid the
> > observed behavior.
> Maybe a good idea, maybe not. Docking windows are always a bit tricky to
> use.
> Splitter windows are the most minimal approach to get all those windows
> arranged, no
> headers, no additinal controls. Space is precious on single monitor
> systems. The docking layout is hardly usable. But dono what you plan for
> eric4.

I have a different opinion. Dockwindows are much better suited to organize 
your windows than splitters. Splitters have to be designed into the HMI, 
which makes the choices rather limited. If you want to have complete freedom, 
you could use the Floating Window layout.

> >Please try a more recent version and see, if it better fits your needs.
> I did, running now 3.8.2.
> BTW. There is another option I would like to put on the wishlist.
> The popup when running a script, asking for environment. If you are coding
> commandline apps its ok, if you are coding libraries its rarely needed.
> <x popup environment options on exec> could do the job with an x as
> default.

Quite possible. However, you have to confirm this dialog just once. 
Thereafter, you should use the restart option, which performs the last start, 
debug, ... action again using the same values entered into the popup dialog 
the last time. Some users are already saying, that there are too many 
configuration options.

>     Thanks Jürgen

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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