On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Aaron Elmquist <ironranger@...155...> wrote:
But, when I go from 100% to 70% zoom and my grid goes from every 10
to every 50 I get a little irked. I also think this is rightfully so.
One one hand, we have a developer who wrote this code. When faced with
lots of choices at every step - how often to suppress lines on zoom
out, how close to allow lines, what colors, how to treat major/minor
etc - he most often goes with a gut feeling. "Looks about right."
"That would be sensible I think." He does some testing but usually not
And on the other hand, we have users like you who spend a lot of time
with the feature and who would like to change a lot of the numbers and
How can these users get what they want? Filing detailed bugs with test
cases and use cases is good. But if you have even a very superficial
knowledge of programming, in many cases it would be easier and more
rewarding to just patch the source. For example all the logic of
disappearing lines on zoomout is in CanvasXYGrid::Update in the file
src/display/canvas-grid.cpp. It's easy to understand this little
function just by what you know from using the program, and it has
comments on why it does it the way it does, and it's very easy to
adjust the constants, recompile, and see if it is better, as many
times as needed. Then, just submit a patch. This may sound
intimidating at first, but it's not difficult and is quite fun.
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