On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Aaron Dalton wrote:
> Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 16:49:46 -0700
> From: Aaron Dalton <aaron daltons ca>
> Reply-To: discussions about usage and development of dia
> <dia-list gnome org>
> To: dia-list gnome org
> Subject: Some aesthetic suggestions
> Now that I have begun working more with Dia, I am finding I am missing a
> couple of things:
> 1) I would suggest either widening the vertical ruler so it is much more
> clear what coordinate you are at, or putting the mouse's current x,y
> position in the status bar somewhere.
As Dia is a Vector Graphics appliction I dont tend to think of Pixels very
often. I always use the grid for alignment and layout so I didn't notice
the absense of pixel information. I wouldn't want the rulers any chunkier
than they already are but it seems like it would be a good idea to see
about adding the cursor position to the status bar (please file an
enhancement request in bugzilla*).
> 2) When an object is selected, certain aggregate information would be
> nice to have in the status bar; namely length of lines or area of the
> bounding boxes of objects.
If you are a programmer and want to help add such functionality then
Patches are very welcome.