[messages] [Developers] Text labels in 3.2.0: bug or feature?

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Tue Jul 31 12:00:29 MST 2012

Thus spake barbanera:
> Text labels in 3.2.0 seem to behave differently from what they did in
> 3.1.x. See also this other thread (__text label centering bug__):
> http://www.vassalengine.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4839&p=30194&hilit=text
> +label+offset.
> Specifically, if I had a single piece in an at-start-stack, containing a
> succession of text labels and nothing else (all with default alignment
> and offset settings) then in Vassal 3.1.x they would show one above the
> other whereas in 3.2.0 they overwrite each other in a single garbled
> line of text. 
> To bypass the latter problem I guess one has to define offsets. But is
> this really a feature, i.e. it was a bug in 3.1.x, or is it a bug in
> 3.2.0?
> If possible I would vote to go back to the old behaviour.. as I use such
> a long succession of text labels in a single piece to print out
> debugging information in some private development window.. Having to
> manually tweak and tune each and every offset is a pain in the neck,
> generally speaking. Could it be made a checkable option in the text
> label trait? Like: use/don't use offsets (the latter being the old "one
> above the other" 3.1.x printing style).

I don't have a clear idea of what problems you're seeing with text
labels at this point.

What we need from you is a test module and a description of what
we're supposed to see.

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