[Kst] [Bug 157791] New: Add margins to windows (for metadata labels)

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com
Wed Feb 13 19:09:51 CET 2008

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           Summary: Add margins to windows (for metadata labels)
           Product: kst
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst kde org
        ReportedBy: nicolas.brisset eurocopter com

Version:           1.6.0_devel (using 3.4.0, compiled sources)
Compiler:          gcc version 3.4.3
OS:                SunOS (sun4u) release 5.8

As I explained in the description for bug #109430, it would be extremely useful to be able to add context information (text, metadata, etc...) around the page, in areas that would not be covered by plots when the layout is computed. It was the "reserved area" part of the above bug...

The way I suggested it could be done may have been too complex and/or penalizing in terms of performance, but rediscussing the need with a colleague we realized that it may be easier to provide a simple GUI in the window dialog for example (where the background color can be set) to indicate top/bottom/left/right margins, in which no plot would be automatically laid out. But labels and other drawing objects should be able to be placed there. That would probably be a nice and easy way to answer that long-standing and highly valid request (look at their faces when thy relayout their plots and all the labels get covered :-))
That, together with the "new" metadata handling and possibly also someday custom strings (bug #142641) would be just... great !

Barth, I have not looked at kst2 specs in a while: is this also relevant for it ?

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