8 February 2000
I hate the heat at this time of year. I got up to around 40 degrees celcius yesterday.
The properties code in dia is working a bit. I switched the flowchart box object over to using properties, and it seems to be working fine. I also added properties code to the group object. You can select two flowchart boxes, group them and set both their properties at once. There is still a bit of work to be done w.r.t. undo with the group object -- I think I will have to implement a composite ObjectChange to handle that. It will also be necessary to add change notification to the group properties dialog so that we only set the properties the user changes (this might be a good thing in any case).
I will probably add code to make saving an object a one line operation with the properties code. Loading should be just/almost as easy. This should make it easier to write new objects in C. Cyrille is looking at writing some convenience routines for writing the property set/get methods.