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Re: Windows Dia version under WinXP

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003, Hans Breuer wrote:

> >> Hi
> >>
> >> Your program is very good and useful. But the console window
> >> permanently shows errors,
> >
> >As far as I know there is not yet an option to disable this information.
> >There probably should be but that might have to wait until Dia 1.0 because
> >technially all the current releases of Dia are unsupported Beta software
> >and we need feedback on any bugs that you might find.  Without the command
> >line error messages it is a lot harder to figure out what is happening
> >when things go wrong.
> >
> blah (is this a feature suggestion ?)

maybe but it is not very important because ...

> >> and program work rather slowly.

> blah (feel free to not use it!)

... I use the Linux version and it is not a problem and

> >I still use Dia 0.90 quite a lot because it is more responsive.

and the console window can be minimised and ignored.
it is less than ideal that's all.

> blah, blah [Alan if you don't know what you are talking about
> why talk at all ?]

You are saying GTK2.2 isn't any better than 2.0?

I dont know why you are always so miserable?  You only ever seem to have
unpleasant things to say to me.  In response to your question I give you
the the cliche: "If you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything
at all".

I am trying to be helpful, I dont know Dia or GTK as well as you do but I
am trying.

> One of the main performance issue is Dia's interaction
> with Pango (trying to be smart when scaling to match text width)

> Another one is eyecandy which we all want, don't we ? Anyway, even
> if we don't want it, there is no way back other than sticking with the
> old version ...

The only thing that really bothers me is that the Sheets selection menu
flicks up and dissappears quickly before you have a chance to click on it
and choose an item (although eventually it will pop and stay there).

The other differnces in drawing are noticable but not bothersome.

> Vlad : Try to set the environtment variable
> which should increase Pango - i.e. font rendering - speed a lot,
> if you are using the prebuilt DLLs from tml.

Thanks for that.

> Regards,
> 	Hans

Alan Horkan

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