4541Re: MacVim.app Google code page
- Jul 27 12:19 AM
> > I think we can discuss about the tab label implementation forever.I would say having both tabs & drawer is quite feasible, but to make
> > It's
> > a personal choice. Would it be possible to make this an option
> > somehow?
> > Or would that be too complicated, implementing both. It could be an
> > option that is only used the moment the GUI is started and can't be
> > changed later.
> IMO we should have a "taboverflow" option with the values "nodrawer",
> "draweronoverflow" and "alwaysdrawer" (well, or similar), that
> controls which tab style is used based on how many tabs are currently
> open. This should be changable at runtime.
it "nice" would require some work. Adding a hack that will let you
choose between the two would not take me that long (granted that Nico
would help me transfer his existing code to MacVim), but do you judge
this feature important enough for such "dirty" work at the moment?
The "right" way (this is a guess...I haven't thought about it that
much) would be to make Nico's drawer a delegate of the NSTabView (this
is what PSMTabBarControl does) and handle things from there. This
would require almost no change to the MacVim code (!) but I think it
would be a bit of an effort. If you have the time and inclination
Nico, then check out PSMTabBarControl (it's under MacVim/
PSMTabBarControl) and see if you can figure out how it deals with the
NSTabView delegate methods. (Note that there is always an 'invisible'
NSTabView present which holds all the NSTabViewItems, PSMTabBarControl
simply looks at this to decide which tabs to draw.) With this
approach it would be simple to add options to let you choose if/how/
when you want the drawer or the tabs---just change whether
PSMTabBarControl or the drawer is the delegate of the NSTabView, and
hide one or the other (but it would be unfeasible to have _both_
visible at the same time).
There are some much more pressing user interface issues I would rather
focus my time on at the moment though (I will start a discussion on
this soon), so unless people find this to be a make or break issue, I
will let it rest until further notice.
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