Plans [was: Re: Gconf or GSettings? - leading to a wider question]

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Sun Jan 20 21:15:20 PST 2013

You could have just read the source in the commit I linked to. That is 
exactly what they are doing


On January 20, 2013 8:55:04 PM Linus Torvalds 
<torvalds at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds at> wrote:
> >
> > And the osm widget doesn't do that. I don't have a f*cking clue what
> > it *does* do, though, although I have a random guess. It does some
> > entirely odd translation crap. It seems to translate the center of the
> > map (*NOT* the mouse position) to the geographic location where the
> > mouse pointer was pointing,
> Yup. Verified by zooming *very* carefully just one click at a time.
> For each mousewheel click (and remember: people don't use mouse-wheels
> like a normal button, so a *single* click is unlikely), it will take
> the geographical position that the mouse was over, move that to the
> center of the map window (not where the mouse is), and then zoom
> around *that* center place.
> So I can see *what* the crazy thing is doing. I can't see *why*. That
> is *not* sane behavior, and it is *not* even what the HIG you quoted
> in their changelog said. You're supposed to center on the mouse
> button, not on the stupid "center mark" on the map.
> But it does explain why every time I touch the mouse wheel, I end up
> in Alpha Centauri instead of on a dive site.
>                  Linus

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