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Re: maintaining ratio during object resizing

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Andrew Ross wrote:

> Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 19:36:14 +1000
> From: Andrew Ross <aross westnet com au>
> Reply-To: discussions about usage and development of dia
>     <dia-list gnome org>
> To: dia-list gnome org
> Subject: maintaining ratio during object resizing
> Just wondering how many people would find it useful if Dia included

When some one else is willing to code it we are very likely to find it
useful :)

Dia already allow the Height or Width to be constrained by holding down
"Ctrl" while resizing.

You can already toggle aspect ratio fixed on and off, at least for
Ellipses (thanks to Lars)

With the Dia .shape files you can optionally set
<aspectratio type="fixed"/> in the XML

in this case holding shift should probably allow you to have fixed aspect
ratio or override it if it is already set.

> support for maintaining an object's height/width ratio during resizing?
> I'm talking about the behaviour seen in many editors (eg. Photoshop)
> when resizing while holding down the shift key.
> The only semi-related entry in Bugzilla is
> http://bugs.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59880 but the reporter hasn't
> worded things very clearly - I'm not even sure if this bug is at all
> related to what I'm proposing.

As far as I can tell that bug wants to be able to resize groups while
retaining the fixed aspect ratio, but the problem is Dia doesn't allow
resizing of groups yet.
The was some problem with resizing of groups because of the
way Dia handles text.  Other programs ignore the text size and resize
the bounding box of the text objects, I dont recall if this would be
particularly difficult to do in Dia or if it was that the developers
just were not sure this was the approach they wanted to take.

> Sorry if this has been asked before, but the mail.gnome.org archives
> can't be searched at present, and gmane doesn't carry dia-list. If

that sucks.
is there a bug report about the lack of search?  (presumably still broken
since the break in when all kinds of things were disabled for security

what would we need to do for Gmane to carry the Dia list?

you can still search using most search engines using
to restrict the search to just the gnome mailing list site that along with
the 'dia' and a few well chosen keywords usually does the trick.

(I've never done it but downloading the Zipped Archives (mbx format i
believe) and searching them locally (if you mail program has a good search
tool) might also work for you).

> anyone knows of another place to search the archives, please let me
> know.
> Also, please note that I'm not asking someone to write this,


as Mr. Burns would say

> just checking to see if others would find it useful

yup, yes, oui, ja, definately

> (or if someone is already working on it).

I doubt it

Hope that helps

- Alan H.

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