[Urwid] Resizing windows in urwid: how small is too small?

Ian Ward ian at excess.org
Sun May 13 14:11:43 EDT 2007

Ian Ward wrote:
> James Reeves wrote:
>> The solution, I expect, would be to allow canvases of zero area to be 
>> rendered; or perhaps for container widgets (such as Columns, Piles, 
>> Frames etc.) not to render any widget if its size has a 0 in the width 
>> or height column. This is based on the principle that even if the user 
>> shrinks down the terminal window to such a small size that he cannot 
>> even see half the widgets, it is better to keep the program running and 
>> not to show those widgets, then to panic and exit the application.
>> Are there any plans to implement such a change already? Or is there any 
>> reason why this is a really bad idea?
> I am planning to fix this problem in the container widgets as you 
> describe.  To be more specific, box widgets need to cope with column or 
> row sizes of zero (and produce canvases sized that way), flow widgets 
> and fixed widgets are unchanged.


please try the latest svn version to see if it works for you now. 
Changeset 137 allows box widgets to render 0-row canvases, which should 
fix your problem.


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