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Re: Save Topology
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 21:36:21 -0600

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 08:02:31PM -0500, Kris Katterjohn wrote:
J Marlow wrote:
I was surprised that it only saves the currently viewable part of the
graph, but that does seem reasonable.  I think it would be nice if at
some point in the future there was an option for saving the entire
graph, but that could make for some really big images and maybe have
other implementation difficulties.  But the current version looks good
to me.

I'm definitely not a regular Zenmap user (I fixed some bugs a while back but I
rarely even touch it), but I've liked the idea of saving the graph since I
heard about it.  Since I rarely use Zenmap I haven't tried Joao's patch yet,
so these next parts are purely based on what you're saying in the quoted
portion of the email...

I think saving the currently viewable region is the most obvious and best way
to go.  I would be highly surprised if it *didn't* do this.  Since the ability
is there to manipulate the graph (rearrange, zoom, etc), why would the save
feature only save some pre-ordained, whole view of the graph?

I was surprised when it saved only the visible part of the graph. Most
applications don't work that way, though it makes sense here. When you
print a web page you don't get only the part visible in the browser
window.

Also, instead of having an option to save the whole thing, can't you just
bring the whole graph into the window like (IIRC) it does to start with?

Yes, there should be a "show all" button that automatically zooms out to
show the whole graph. That or the save interface could have "current
view"/"whole graph" radio buttons.

David Fifield

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