wmperry(a)aventail.com (William M. Perry) writes:
Ben Wing <ben(a)666.com> writes:
> andy, i really think it's time to rethink the progress gauge.
> i have seen no other application that intrusively resizes the main window in
> order to display a progress gauge. both vc++ and ie, which are modern, fully
> gui apps, use a much smaller progress gauge that fits in the status bar [the
> echo area equivalent].
> why can't we do the same?
Is it time to make the minibuffer a real widget? If you used something
like a real statusbar from a GUI toolkit like MFC or GTK/Motif, you would
get this mostly for free.
It would be fairly easy for me in GTK land to just stick another XEmacs
'frame' down inside that statusbar widget. Getting one just the right
hight to not resize the minibuffer could be difficult.
And what about resizing minibuff on input? Might it be possible to devide echo
area from minibuffer at last -- place them differently within xemacs frame?