[Rd] Graphics-Device-Size vs. Window-Size: R design flaw
Fri, 17 Nov 2000 11:25:39 +0100
Dear Ross, Dear Paul,
thank you very much for this good news.
I am deeply impressed about the speed with which my suggestion has been
discussed and improvements are planned.
I can neither remember nor imagine this to happen with any piece of
I wish a relaxed weekend to all of you at r-devel who contribute to such an
> Paul and I talked a little about this today.
> The issue is really just a Gui one, not one for the
> underlying graphics
> system. Both the scrollbar approach and the window content scaling
> one can be handled in a very superficial way by device
> drivers without
> any changes at all to the underlying R graphics system. (I suspect
> that this is how Splus adresses the problem).
> The behavior I want requires a deeper interaction with the graphics
> system, but it is the behavior already in place.
> Enabling the behaviors you and Brian prefer is just a
> matter of flicking
> a switch in the driver so that it no longer tells the
> graphics system
> when there has been a change in the window configuration and having
> the driver handle the scaling or scrolling.
> So, everyone can have what they want ...
> The real problem is that we don't have enough of a Gui (yet) to make
> the behavior happen in a cross-platform way.
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