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Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Andreas Kemnade's New Windows Startup Dialog
From: Todd Goodman <tgoodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 07:30:15 -0500

* Andreas Kemnade <akemnade@xxxxxxxxxxx> [020310 15:13]:
> Todd Goodman writes:
>  > 
>  > The popup dialogs (messages, cities, server control, etc.) will not go
>  > back in Z-order behind the main window.  I assume that's the usual
>  > Windows yuckiness with the owner being forced behind dialogs it pops up,
>  > but it's annoying (since I like to keep the messages partially covered
>  > when playing on my laptop and only bring it foreward when I need to look
>  > closer at it).
> Fixed. That was only I quite simple change in gui_stuff.c


>  > 
>  > There's sometimes a problem returning focus to the main window when the
>  > dialog is closed.  It works sometimes but not others.  I usually notice
>  > it when dismissing a city display, but sometimes with other dialogs.
> Every window sets focus to its parent now when it is destroyed.
> That should fix the problem. 


>  > 
>  > It doesn't always center the map on the current active unit.  This
>  > seemed to happen most frequently with my explorer (I didn't play that
>  > long).  If I pressed 'C' then it would center correctly.
> I have not noticed that problem yet. I don't know how to fix it yet.

I'll see if it still happens and if I can narrow down the situation in
which it happens.

>  > Having said that, I'm going to continue to play the Windows GTK version
>  > since I find this native version much less visually appealing (and the
>  > interface more difficult to use).  I've never experienced the slowdown
>  > others have (but I play against the AI usually so the games don't last
>  > that long, nor do they have incredible number of cities or units).
> Having a computer which is not totally up to date and a full screen of
> known tiles is enough to slow down the gtk client.

Well, these aren't totally up to date, but I guess they're fast enough
that I don't notice the problem.

> What's more difficult to use?
> I could use groupboxes (like gtk frames) in the dialogs to make them
> look nicer. But I have to know
> 1. how to calculate the total size of such a box from the size of its
>    contents
> 2. how to calculate the position where to place the contents of those
>    groupboxes (how big the border is)
> I have not found the time yet to work on such details. But now the
> only dialog which is missing is the cma dialog, so after that I really
> should work on such things.

One difference is the worklist, I find double clicking on the item to
add more difficult than clicking a button to add the currently selected

At this time I like the GTK version more visually too.

I'm sure it will improve as it goes forwards and I'll happily try out
new versions.

Oh, one other thing I noticed is that you can open up multiple
worklists.  Is this a problem?

Thanks again for the excellent work,


> Greetings
> Andreas Kemnade

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