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[REBOL] Re: Make_user_manual.r ?

From: brett:codeconscious at: 26-Jan-2002 12:19

Hi, Still been playing. I've now managed to get the following applications scripted including a picture of request-file in action. Calculator - two images. Effect Lab - one image. Rebtris - one image. Message Export - three images. You can see the demos on my rebsite "Code. C." under the folder "Play Apps". These generate the images and just display them on screen. I had problems trying to script: Splash - does wierd stuff :) To Do - difficult to find the faces to target BTW, I changed the definition of the face search functions I sent earlier. There is no longer a need to specify a face to start the search. You can use the /from refinement if you need to search from a specific face down. I feel that the scripting should be made into a dialect to make things easier, but I'm not sure how to go about that. If there is some kind soul who would do that I'd be grateful, particulary if they could explain the various steps of analysis, design and implementation for the dialect. I think that would be really helpful to everyone. I'm guessing the dialect should: * attempt to make addressing of screen elements easy. * attempt to make setting of values and calling of actions easy * take pictures * have embeddable rebol expressions (for specific cases where the dialect has no pre-defined solution) nice to have: * allow expectations to be verified "application should be in this state" It think that is the next most useful step in getting this into a active documenter (with click stream). Testing would be helpful too. After that a methods for image highlighting (drawing arrows, boxes on the images) and cropping typical of documentation type images would be useful. Also, I've put an updated "set-style-data" function (formerly set-data - the one that sets the data for a VID style while it is on screen) on my rebsite. It is incomplete, likely to have bugs, but works for some things. If haven't been able to go through every standard vid-style. If any one can take a moment to fix bits of it or validate it - that would be wonderful too. Brett.