#160: Printing

Linus Torvalds torvalds at linux-foundation.org
Tue Jul 9 11:04:07 PDT 2013

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 6:35 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at hohndel.org> wrote:
> On July 9, 2013 10:22:24 AM Tomaz Canabrava <tcanabrava at kde.org> wrote:
>> > No idea. When we are ready?
>> > I want to be at roughly feature parity with 3.1. I.e. you can do
>> > (almost?)
>> > everything as well or better than in 3.1. I had been hoping for August
>> > but
>> > I think it will more likely be September...
>> What's missing till now dirk?
>> Printing,
>> Dive Planner,
>> Tags,
>> ?
> What's in the bugs :-)
> A working Windows build.
> A ton of testing.
> Updates documentation.
> Right before release, a new tutorial video.

For me, the big downside remains all the things that the Qt branch
already *does*, but does much worse.

I'm still hung up on the equipment editing, for example. It's so
horribly much worse than the gtk branch that it's not even funny.
Editing people doesn't give me suggestions, and editing locations lost
both the suggestions and the auto-filling of the GPS data. And that's
*not* about the multi-dive edit issue, these are all very much true
for just editing a single dive.

Even the "much improved" dive notes editing is annoying. The "just
edit in place" may be a more intuitive interface, but try this: go to
a dive that has long dive notes, and use the scroll-wheel to scroll
through them. Yeah, that's not good.

So the Qt branch has a *much* nicer map. But the big downsides aren't
the missing features, but the basic functionality of many things that
is just much weaker. I'm not sure why the Qt combo-boxes are so
inferior to the gtk ones, or why basic things like just the sizing of
entries is apparently impossible.


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