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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Fun with adif and twlog (xlog 0.7-beta2)

From: Joop Stakenborg
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Fun with adif and twlog (xlog 0.7-beta2)
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 13:53:03 +0200

On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 00:08:48 +0200
Stephane Fillod <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 01, 2002, Joop Stakenborg wrote:
> > I will put Stephane's fix in the next beta, 
> > together with a 'Save as...' menu entry.
> > The log-editor will probably be complete in beta4.
> Okay. I have cabrillo and Editest format support in the pipe too.
> Works here, but I'd like to cleanup a bit.

AHA! Great!

> Joop, I have a question for you. Wouldn't it be better for the GUI to
> not use the file column layout, but its own layout regardless the format?
> I mean this all has to do with qso_foreach. IMHO, the logfile backend
> should pass a qso_t array in the order of types.h, and the GUI should
> only look at handle->column_fields to know which fields are available,
> while ignoring the actual file column order.
> This would make fields look more uniform in the GUI, regardless of the
> actual file layout (which can be really weird).

>From what I can remember (don't have the source available at the office)
both handle->column_fields and handle->column_widths are used already.
But I guess what you mean is that the GUI should always look the same,
e.g. columns in the log should always have the same position. So I probably
should not use strfield to extract the column header.

> I can come up with a patch if you want to. It should be pretty
> straight forward.

I will try something. The more I fool around with liblogfile, the better.

> Problem:
>   With log files having LOCATOR field, the locator shows up in the QSO list,
>   but doesn't in the qso frame where you would like to change it.

Yup, fixed already in beta3.

> Also to be added on the wishlist pile: PageUp and PageDown in the QSO list

You mean PgUp/PgDn keys are not working? Strange...
I will have a look.

> The WPX contest was rather disappointing this week-end. Fortunately,
> we have xlog, and this one is not gonna deceive us!

Xlog is getting better every day...

> Cheers,
> Stephane F8CFE

Joop PA4TU

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