[scribus-dev] Tables GSoC - Weekly Report #1

Elvis Stansvik elvstone at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 10:52:28 UTC 2011

Hi Craig,

2011/6/5 Craig Bradney <cbradney at zip.com.au>:
> On 6/5/11 7:43 PM, Elvis Stansvik wrote:
>> 2011/6/5 Elvis Stansvik <elvstone at gmail.com>:
>>> Hi all,
>> ...
>>> use wiki markup for the titles, since who knows if these reports might
>>> go in there at some point, and besides I kind of like the look of
>>> them. [...]
>> I did just that, so the report is now also at
>> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/GSoC_2011_Tables_Weekly_Reports
>> Might be a little be more pleasant for reading. I'll keep that page
>> updated with future reports.
>> Elvis
> So far, so good. I like the code, the comments and the progress. Keep up
> the great work. I have subscribed to the RSS feed
> (http://scribus.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=scribus/gsoc11tables;a=summary
> for those not in IRC atm) . I like the way you are using scripter to
> develop and test, hence removing the GUI from the equation until
> required - this will ensure the main code in the pageitem/doc etc works
> properly.

That's good.

Yes, I figured the scripting methods could be a good idea; In lieu of
the ability to actually unit test the table layout, I think I'll try
to do some "poor mans" unit testing by writing a set of test scripts
that does some basic regression testing.

I think I might start looking at cell padding/spacing and the drawing
of borders this week then. I'm going to do some studying of the
InDesign installation I have running under VirtualBox to see what
border model they're actually using. I'm not sure it's the CSS2 border
model, could be something "homebrew" and we need to figure out which
model for table/cell borders we want in Scribus.


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