Very useful video. Straightforward and honest. Thanks.
What I am looking for in a legend is something dynamic that works with a map, on screen.
Some of this is need, some is nice to have.
Need, for example, is a direct indication of what the formatting for a raster (or vector) layer means. Unpacking the visual classification (Style). In the map, and live. Essential.
Nice to have would be (the equivalent of) ViewBots, where I can specify an expression, with its result likewise shown in the legend.
Really useful stuff.
Print is not dead... indeed it has a long history of not being dead. Instead it has moved towards 3D or 2.5D (another story).
But for 2D page space, a dedicated tool like Adobe Illustrator is always going to be superior, the tool of choice for anyone serious. Manifold could invest 10 years or so in getting somewhat close, but that would be a waste of Manifold's talents. That is not what the world needs.
It would be a categorical mistake for Manifold to deliberately invest a lot of muck and goo into making page space work in a somewhat-kind-of-slightly-good way. Not least because you are not cartographers or print designers. You are immensely inventive, revolutionary programmers. Thank God.
As far as Manifold and its users are concerned, onscreen data is primary now, and will remain so.
This is only more true given the advent of Manifold Viewer. (A good thing of course. We can say to absolutely anyone: Look here.)
Therefore please can we have dynamic legends bound to maps as the first priority?
Going at it slightly sideways:
Who currently has a desktop printer that they actually like? (OK, I do. It is about 15 years old I think. It creaks a bit but works, and is A3. I won't be replacing it, because I can't. I use it sometimes.)
More importantly, who knows a professional print environment that they could ever hope to control from Manifold or with Manifold settings? With colour profiles, proofing, trapping, overprint, black point, everything that actually matters for professional print?
On the other hand we all have screens, and all our clients do too. Let's focus on that?