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LDDP user questions - Orion Pobursky - 2011-09-14

I'm beginning a ground up rewrite of LDDP in order to take advantage of new language features and cross platform technology. Before I get too far, I have a few questions ask the LDDP users:
  • What is your preference for interface: Multiple document windows or tabbed browsing?
  • Error check as a separate window or integrated into the margin of the document?

I had a few more but I seem to be drawing a blank right now. I'll ask if I remember.


Re: LDDP user questions - Willy Tschager - 2011-09-15

Orion Pobursky Wrote:
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> [*] What is your preference for interface:
> Multiple document windows or tabbed browsing?

Tabbed

> [*] Error check as a separate window or integrated
> into the margin of the document?
> [/list]

Integrate

For the rest check out:

http://www.holly-wood.it/betatest/lddp/lddp_wishlist.html

(To be honest I haven't touched that page for ages and don't recall any more what's already live but I definitely want that split window feature. Also - some requests have also been fulfilled by Philo's tools or Datheader, so thx for that to the guysSmile-D.

BTW what is the most recent STABLE version?

w.


Re: LDDP user questions - Philippe Hurbain - 2011-09-15

This is great news!

I prefer the tabbed version too. I'd appreciate to have a close icon on each tab.
Integrated check is OK for me. One improvement I'd like: in present version, once you check a file, it is automatically re-checked at each reload. This is a pain for big files. I'd prefer that the check be done only once when the button is pressed.

Other improvements (I presently use version 2.0.4)...
- sometimes checking a file generates an error. When I get this again I'll keep the file for you.
- the file reload on external change is not yet perfect (need to press OK twice, sometimes more)
- When changing color of a LDraw line, rounding is done even if "only perform rounding when using auto round function" is checked.

I guess some other wishes will come up later...

Philo


Re: LDDP user questions - Chris Dee - 2011-09-15

I'd like to see the ability to move/rotate by a user-specified amount, not just one of the three available scales. This is the main thing I miss from LDAO.

Chris


Re: LDDP user questions - Orion Pobursky - 2011-09-15

Willy Tschager Wrote:
> For the rest check out:
>
> http://www.holly-wood.it/betatest/lddp/lddp_wishli
> st.html

What do you think I use for inspiration when adding new things?

> BTW what is the most recent STABLE version?

That's a hard question. Whatever is on Sourceforge, 2.0.4 I believe. I've done so much tinkering the last few years that, while the user facing elements are pretty much the same, the underlying code base is very much different. As a result, the code is very hodgepodge and I'm continually finding things that should have been removed long ago. Hence the one of the many reasons I'm starting over.


Re: LDDP user questions - Philippe Hurbain - 2011-09-15

> I'd like to see the ability to move/rotate by a
> user-specified amount, not just one of the three
> available scales.
+1 !
Another wish would be homogeneous symmetry: presently, when doing a mirror operation, primitives are mirrored according to their own origin while other elements are mirrored across the world origin (0,0,0).


Re: LDDP user questions - Philippe Hurbain - 2011-09-15

Re-reading Willy's list, I see that many suggestions I made here are already in the list, while some others have been totally or partially implemented in latest version (eg. Value select tool).


Re: LDDP - Any chance of a native mac implementation? - Jean-Philippe Ouellet - 2011-11-26

Any chance us mac users could get some love?

I could always just run it in wine, but then I would lose the external program interaction which I grew so fond of on PC (like loading the model in a viewer in one click if my memory serves me correctly). It would be AMAZING to have a native LDDP on mac.


Re: LDDP - Any chance of a native mac implementation? - Orion Pobursky - 2011-11-26

Seeing as that my primary machine is a Mac Book Pro and I develop LDDP via virtualization so I don't have to reboot my machine, this is absolutely high on the list. That said, it may be a while as I'm still trying to untangle as much of the program as possible from platform dependence.


LDView for Mac? - Steffen - 2011-11-27

As far as I know, LDView is using C++ plus Qt, so porting this application to Mac
should be possible in principle, as Qt version for Mac exists:
http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Support_for_Mac_OS_X
However, of course, this will still take some time,
as I think that LDView internally might still use some Windows specifics somewhere.