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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Running without a GUI plus other ideas and tasks

From: Alvaro Tejero Cantero
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Running without a GUI plus other ideas and tasks
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 17:54:36 +0100

If a reorganizations of menus / toolbars / interfaces in general is on
the pipeline, I wish to draw attention again to the desirability of
having the right-click menu become contextual. E.g. when
right-clicking on an image, instead of being offered the whole menu
tree, just those items related to images. Same for tables, equations,


On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 14:43, Joris van der Hoeven <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear Miguel,
>>   Any comments? One very welcome suggestion indeed would be another task to
>> focus on, sufficiently uncoupled from the main development process as to
>> make it something I can encompass without being totally absorbed in it,
>> which I can't afford. There are a couple of things that I'd also like to
>> have in TM for my daily use, namely graphical configuration of shortcuts (to
>> quickly fix those that don't work for some reason or other) and better image
>> support (scaling, embedding, eps bugs fixing, etc.), but they look pretty
>> daunting to me. Maybe not the first, if I convince someone (<cough>) to
>> explain to me how the keyboard shortcuts system works.
> Thanks for your patches and willingness to contribute to TeXmacs.
> I will send a few emails with our current roadmap for those things where
> help would be very useful for us, and some further issues.
> As to the things that you mention:
>  * Graphical configuration of shortcuts: yes would be nice and similarly
>    for TeXmacs macros, but it would be better to schedule this a bit later
>    in the current reorganization of the GUI.
>  * Image scaling: some keyboard shortcuts have been introduced lately,
>    and the upcoming focus bar (see upcoming email) could contain
>    input fields for specifying width, height, etc. On the other hand,
>    direct graphical scaling with the mouse will have to wait a bit longer,
>    even though this is also on our list (see upcomong email).
>  * Image support: yes, I also experienced many bugs recently. I found out that
>    some modifications made by David Michel last year introduced a lot of bugs.
>    Please look at image_files.cpp and in particular image_size,
>    with many #ifdefs. Especially figures with a non trivial offset
>    are displayed wrong, and even wrong in different ways
>    on different OS' and different GUIs (X11, Qt, ...).
>  * Calling TeXmacs without an active display or GUI, e.g. for command line
>    conversions TeXmacs -> Pdf: important, but not a good time to do now.
> Best wishes, --Joris
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