ideas for tasks before christmas

Anton Lundin glance at
Tue Dec 3 14:20:00 UTC 2013

On 03 December, 2013 - Lubomir I. Ivanov wrote:

> On 3 December 2013 22:49, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
> > A) printing. printing. printing.
> >
> > There are so many ways to make this better.
> > End goal would be something with templates, but if you could just
> > something where for the 6up print the relative height of text and
> > profile can be modified within reason. The profile is cool and
> > everything, but most people will want to be able to make it small enough
> > to have all of the notes printed...
> >
> this is quite hard at the moment and the main fault is exposure to
> high level interfaces (e.g. in Qt and lack of templates).
> we can enable proportional sizing of profile against table, but that
> will not solve things much as we still have to estimate a number of
> rows for the table.
> honestly, the current table height is quite optimal for the 6print as
> getting a row any smaller or the font any smaller breaks the text
> visual!
> i'm a bit out of ideas on this one...
> in terms of layout, perhaps we should consider an external format
> export where the user can decide the layouting and optional print
> parameters himself (like SAC in a specific cell, rating...etc). this
> is quite demanding by the user and difficult to implement.
> also, this has been discussed before and i think external tools are
> the way to go, even if it's subsurface triggered (i.e. a menu entry,
> somehow).
> if external tools are not an option i'm thinking of a premature idea
> where the user can draw the table (e.g.) in ASCII with some predefined
> constants and then we can draw that with Qt's drawing engine, but that
> may be MUCH slower that the current implementation.

One reason its slow is because that the print code calls 
ProfileGraphicsView::plot, and that calls create_plot_info which
calls calculate_ndl_tts... 

And that doesn't even show up in the print.

A patch that disables prefs.calc_ndl_tts while generating the profiles
for print is incoming...


Anton Lundin	+46702-161604

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