steve8track at xxxxx
Thu Oct 10 14:05:43 UTC 2013
Out of curiosity, do you plan to be able to split a single document, or
only two separate ones, or both? It sounds like this is for showing two
different documents at once, as loading a single document with two views
of it would probably have it's own problems associated with it.
On 10/10/2013 04:03 AM, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> I just wanted to let you know that I'm working on a new splitwindow
> implementation and I would like to have early input. But, also as a
> warning, I'm progressing only slowly because I'm at the final phase of
> my master thesis which currently needs more attention that Geany hacking.
> Anyway, we all know about the limitations of the splitwindow plugin.
> They include (not a complete list):
> - the other view can only have one document
> - you cannot undo/redo: you need to select the tab in the main
> notebook to do that
> - state is not saved/restored across Geany restarts
> - it's completely awkward because the other view shows a doc that's
> also in the main view, editing in the other view will change the main
> view at the same time.
> - you cannot toggle between the views with a keybinding (e.g. ctrl+tab)
> - weird focus behavior
> - more...
> My plan is to reimplement splitwindow using a different approach: by
> having two real, independemt notebooks, one primary and one seconary.
> New docs will be opened in the primary one by default, but can be
> moved to the secondary one at will. This means that no document can be
> shown in both at the same time which makes it a loss less awkward. It
> also lets us lift the other limitations:
> - undo/redo will work
> - state can be saved across restarts (config file format will probably
> need some changes for this)
> - toggling with keybindings between views can work
> - you can arbitrarily assign docs to views using different methods
> The nice things about splitwindow that should be probably be kept:
> - chose between horizontal and vertical split
> - automatic sizing of the views
> - anything else?
> Unfortunately Geany's core is pretty hardcoded as to assume one (and
> only one) notebook for documents. This means that for this various
> changes to Geany core are necessasry, some of which may be difficult
> to do without breaking the plugin API/ABI. Some are gonna hate this
> but I'm not currently planning do this as a plugin because the core
> needs a lot of changes anyway for breaking the single notebook
> assumption. But I'm very open for discussion which is why I'm writing
> this early.
> I already have an experimental version up and running that doesn't
> even require all that much changes and it seems to work nicely. See
> this screenshot.
> So, any opinions?
> : https://github.com/kugel-/geany/tree/splitwindow2
> : http://www.alice-dsl.net/simonemartitz/default/splitwindow2.png
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