[sugar] Freeform layout algorithm
Wed Sep 10 18:11:19 EDT 2008
The Fermat Spiral (sunflower) is not a bad packing algorithm. It could
be a general solution, but it is anything but freeform.
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 6:06 PM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> Indeed. There are many good layouts for Home view. (And I want to
> encourage more!) In the interest of keeping the topic clear though, I
> want to make sure that this thread focuses on a particular and more
> general layout problem, rather than becoming a long list of
> alternative layouts. In other words, I'm interested in algorithms for
> this particular layout, and not in alternative layouts (since
> placement with minimal overlapping is something we face in all views,
> and only secondarily relates to the "freeform" view in Home).
> - Eben
> PS. I'll probably start another thread on an "Extensible layout
> system" for Home view. I don't find the current satisfactory, so I'd
> like to outline my ideas for how it could work and get feedback on
> that as well.
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:35 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
>> I'll just briefly mention http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7685 (patches)
>> which includes differently-shaped activity rings as well as a
>> 'sunflower' layout I rather like.
>> ( http://cscott.net/ )
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