[crossfire] GTK2-v2 Client new layout defined

Lalo Martins lalo.martins at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 07:13:37 CDT 2007

A discussion we had a while ago when the v2 client first appeared:

Many laptops on the market today aren't able to do more than 1024x768, 
and that isn't about to change any time soon.

I *normally* play on my PC, but if I ever became unable to play on the 
laptop, I would be very disappointed.

Generally, your layout reminds me of the v1 client, which makes me ask: 
if you're going to have 3 columns, why not put the map in the middle?

Now, on the subject of layouts:

I think it would be a neat idea if the v2 client used libglade, and 
allowed the user to choose a layout file in the preferences dialogue.  
Yeah, that would probably require a client restart to take effect, and 
for best results we should include thumbnail screenshots with the glade 
files and find a way to display them in preferences; but overall it 
shouldn't be too hard, and if people are serious about writing different 
layouts, it might be worth it.

Of course, my preference would be for using a widget similar to the 
Gimp's dockable panes, so an user can change the layout at runtime.  But 
I looked around and found no such widget in a library format.

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