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    Is this... Useful?

    I was looking around at what to add in to prometheus_video. And I had a sort of a brainwave: how about a guage system

    I had an idea of two types of guage, a bar, and a circular one with fixed centerpiece.. Would anyone actually use this or not? And would it be worth implementing?

    PS: I am working on the audio. Seriously.
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    I think that most of the people would just go for the bar. Special controls like a circular gauge are quite game-specific. If people want to have that, they will probably want to tweak it's appearance anyway. If I were you, I would focus on the core of your library and let others make the special GUI controls they need.
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    Indeed. Although, since my focus at the moment was primitives and etc... I thought it might be the time to add this in. It would only need a few lines of code to implement it so i thought it may be a jice ting to have.
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    Simplified UI stuff is always nice, because for some, designing nice menu screens or an in-game interface is always one of the more tedious tasks for game development unless you are using someone else's library.
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    Since some of th new code is going rather well, i dont see any harm in adding this... Don't intend on making it a primary focus though, so it may be a little robust for a while ;0
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