on the one side i can only support that idea. zooming to (the width of / the height of) the selected item is something really useful.
even if personally, a strong need for it... why?
could it be, that the feature is more useful for vector graphics than it is for layouting?
does it really need to be a new feature by itself?
you probably guess that i will be getting to the "on the other side"...
on the other side, i fear a bit that the feature will be hard to discover, will be placed somewhere deep in the menus, and will probably get a shortcut that is hard to remember.
scribus, like most other programs, has a rather powerful way to fast zoom in and out: pressing the ctrl key and turning the mouse wheel.
this is is a standard behavior somebody can use in most programs, from office to web browsers.
even if many people don't know about it it's there. and behaves mostly the same.
personally, i'd prefer focusing on improving that feature (like adding extra steps for fitting width and height of the selected object when zooming in and out; but also improving the center of the zooming), rather than adding a new feature and a new shortcut.
ged, could such a change improve your scribus experience?
what do other people think about it?
does it break too much the zooming effect?
is it worth?
for the coding, i think that it should be a feature that is rather easy to implement...
i could do it in a couple of hours. a team member can probably do it in less than an hour...
if there is an agreement on it, how should it exactly work?