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Re: KiCad new look - new icons and new buttons


On 8/25/2011 5:34 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> On 08/25/2011 01:47 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> On 8/25/2011 2:09 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
>>>> Wayne,
>>>> I am reluctant to burn the bridge, even if we stop using it.
>>>> The reason I say this is because we can quite easily have multiply sized images,
>>>> and there will be some image size that will not screw popup menu texts.
>>>> So as a path forward, what I suggest is to strive for encapsulation, where we
>>>> can control policy in a few lines of code.
>>>> Get a menu utility function which makes this decision, and put a single
>>>> #if
>>>> #endif
>>>> in there, with a build option to control that.
>>> Its a shim function that creates the menu entries.  We already have something
>>> close, but we polish it and instrument it with this policy control point.
>> I'm sure your thinking of all the variations of ADD_MENUITEM* in macros.h.
>> Currently there are #if/#endifs around SetBitmap() to prevent bitmaps from
>> being added to menus on OSX.  We could just as easily add another entry to
>> config.h.in and a CMake definition to control if bitmaps get added to menu
>> items.  The default behavior would be exactly what we currently have but they
>> could be forced on or off at build time.  I'm am willing to make is so, if no
>> one objects.  This is one of those issues where the builders might want to
>> consult with the Kicad user group before changing the current behavior.
>> Wayne
> Agreed, do it.  You are not changing default behavior, but go ask if you want. 
> I don't want to burn the bridge to menu icons, so you and I are on the same page
> and since you are not changing default behavior, I see no reason to hesitate. 
> The moment to moment behavior is not as important to me as is the option to
> change one's mind later.
> Dick

I'll have a better idea when I can get this done after Irene passes through.
Computers don't work very well without electricity.  We lost power at work for
three days and at home for over a week when Isabelle came through.  If you
don't hear from me over the next few days, you'll know why.  In the mean time
I'll be battening down the hatches.


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