[Kst] Looking for opinions on properties.

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Fri Jun 17 15:37:02 CEST 2011

Working on Don's bugs and cleaning up a lot currently questionable logic....

Some properties, like the fill of a box, or the font of a label,
belong to the viewitem, can be edited on an item by item basis, and
are saved with the item. (Call these item properties)

Other properties, like the plot update period, belong to kst2 on a
particular machine, are set only globally, and are not saved with the
.kst file.  (Call these global properties)

I think "minimum font size" should be a global property, as it is the
same for all plots, and depends on the resolution of your output

I think font families should be item properties, since you might want
to have a different font for axis labels than for legends, or some
weird thing like that.

What about:
   View/tab background fill?
   View/tab grid properties?
   Settings for auto-layout (border, spacing, etc) (these are only
relevant when the layout is changed with 'cleanup layout'.  Nothing
changes until cleanup layout is called.)

C. Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

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