Gesture Listener

Joel Newkirk freerunner at
Tue Sep 2 05:37:23 CEST 2008

Jim Colton wrote:
> So that the GUI applications work right, seems to me that they need to 
> be built using "Layout managers", the top manager in the GUI being 
> called with the new dimensions by this gesture listener... after the 
> orientation has changed.  Each manager calls doLayout() on each of 
> it's children.

What do you think happens when a window is resized? ;)  It's usually an 
oversight if an app is written with the expectation of permanent 
unchanging window dimensions.  (even console-based Midnight Commander 
redraws itself to fit if its containing console is resized, though 
without the patch I'm polishing up it can't switch from horizontal to 
vertical layout automatically, just reshapes itself to fit)  Even 
developing for a purely cellphone environment with modal apps you 
shouldn't presume you'll always have the same dimensions - in three 
months there might be an updated model with a higher resolution, for 


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