[Geany-devel] Build System User Guide

Randy Kramer rhkramer at xxxxx
Sun May 22 12:31:22 UTC 2011



On Sunday 22 May 2011 07:14:20 am Lex Trotman wrote:
> Well this is intended as a manual not wiki pages.  Text documents
> like this should not be unconstrained width, but as far as I can find
> there is no way of limiting width in Docuwiki.  And its own manual is
> an example of how hard it is to read unconstrained width text. 
> Imagine the Geany manual displayed with unconstrained width :-(

I'm curious as to what you mean by unconstrained width, and what you see 
in your browser(s).

Let me tell you what I see in my browsers:

Iceweasel (Firefox/3.0.6 (Debian-3.0.6-1) on Debian 5.0):  The behavior 
here is reasonably nice.  The actual text of a document wraps to the 
width of the window (this is good, afaic).  Oh, and so do the colored 
bars at the top and bottom (at first I didn't think they did, because 
of the way they are displayed in konqueror.

Konqueror (Konqueror 3.5.9 (on kde 3.5.10)  on Debian 5.0):  The 
behavior here is not as nice.  The colored bars at the top and bottom 
of the page are of a fixed width (which probably varies based on the 
font and font size used??).  On my main screen, the bars are about half 
the witdth of the screen.  The text wraps to the width of those bars 
and does not adjust based on the width of the window.

This is sort of OK (on konqueror), because:
   * the text does wrap, so I don't have to scroll horizontally to view 
long lines of text
   * the width that it wraps to (for me) is reasonably comfortable for 
reading, and I can shrink the window to about half the width of the 
screen and still read complete lines without horizontal scrolling
   * if I shrink the window further, I have to scroll horizontally to 
read lines

(Just as an aside, I should point out that this is better than some web 
pages where I can't even scroll horizontally to read a complete line 
(maybe when the page is in the form of a table with columns and the 
text is in one of those columns).  The best I can do then is copy and 
paste the text to a plain text editor (or, usually, open it in Firefox) 
to read the entire text.)

Anyway, so to me, the text is not unconstrained (by which I would mean 
long lines of text that don't wrap under any circumstance). 

What do you see in your browser(s)?  And (if it's not obvious) what do 
you object to?

Randy Kramer

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