[pve-devel] [PATCH installer 1/1] fix #4869: Show state in management interface ComboBox

Filip Schauer f.schauer at proxmox.com
Thu Oct 12 15:04:11 CEST 2023

patch v2 available:

On 11/10/2023 17:20, Filip Schauer wrote:
> On 11/10/2023 12:58, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
>> Am 11/10/2023 um 11:54 schrieb Filip Schauer:
>>> The green circle is not displayed correctly by the PVE installer as it
>>> does not have the corresponding emoji font package. However, the
>>> suggested circles for DOWN are rendered correctly.
>> The options I see (on top of that):
>> - we could just install a font package that ships it, e.g., the
>>    fonts-noto-color-emoji one, I mean 10.8 MB isn't negligible, but
>>    neither _that_ big..
>> - Use ◯ for down and ⬤ for up, and color them via CSS, or
>>    whatever is the easiest here for GTK combobox entries.
> Installing the font package for a single symbol seems a bit excessive.
> However, changing the color of individual characters turns out to be
> impossible with combo boxes. At least I haven't found a way to do this
> with Gtk's limited CSS functionality, nor with override_color or a
> custom cell renderer.
> That leaves us with the font package.
>>> Alternatively we could use an arrow pointing either ⬆ (UP) or ⬇ (DOWN).
>>> https://unicode-explorer.com/c/2B06
>>> https://unicode-explorer.com/c/2B07
>>> These arrows are also displayed correctly by the PVE installer.
>> I cannot 100% pin it down, but I do not really like arrows for
>> conveying that information even though the map to up/down directly,
>> but arrows are normally used for rather different things in UI
>> context (e.g., sorting, or resize handles), so IMO to overloaded
>> already.
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