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[REBOL] Re: view on amiga

From: bo:rebol at: 1-Nov-2000 11:35

kolla, I don't know why View would have crashed on you. Does it do it every time you run it? Also, here is some information specific to Amiga View users. Check the very end for information related to your text layout problem. REBOL/View for Amiga has a few options not available on other systems due to the unique nature of the OS. REBOL/View can be opened on a public screen. In your user.r, change the following line: system/view/screen-face/options: [] to something like this: system/view/screen-face/options: [ exclusive-colors dither monochrome ] Exclusive-colors will open an ASL screenmode requester on systems which support it (3.0 and higher). If exclusive-colors is specified and the system doesn't support the ASL screenmode requester, the screenmode can be set explicitly with the following line: screen-mode: "NTSC:Hires" This should be placed directly after EXCLUSIVE-COLORS in the user.r file. Note that the text following SCREEN-MODE must be the exact text found in the screenmode requester brought up by the system's SCREENMODE Prefs program. Additionally, the following should be available now or at some point in the future: screen-name: "My REBOL screen" screen-size: 800x600 The REBOL/View console will be brought up on the regular Workbench screen but the REBOL/View graphical windows will be brought up on the selected screen. The selected screen will stay open until the REBOL/View console is exited. To improve color quality on low-color modes, DITHER can be specified to allow dithering of the available colors to more closely approximate the true colors requested by the REBOL/View script. Sometimes, a grayscale representation is the desired choice for low-color modes in which case MONOCHROME can be specified. The built-in DEMO requires a screenmode of approximately 660x420, plus the amount of offset from the upper left corner of the screen. For users using NTSC or PAL monitors, it is advisable to select a screenmode and manually change the size to 800x600 or greater to account for this. If opening the REBOL window on a Workbench screen, the AUTOSCROLL option in the SCREENMODE Prefs is a good choice to allow viewing the entire demo. If an attempt is made to open the demo on a screen which is too small, REBOL currently may cause the machine to lock up or reboot. This issue is being addressed. The DEMO currently requires at least 7MB or more to run on some Amiga system set-ups. All efforts to reduce the memory footprint are being made for future versions. To turn off the demo, enter the following line in your user.r: start-view?: off You may also wish to add the following line to your user.r file if you intend to open REBOL/View windows on the Workbench screen: system/view/screen-face/size: 800x600 where 800x600 is the resolution of your Workbench screen (modify for your particular resolution). This will help keep the LAYOUT command from improperly determining what size to build a dynamic display. Have fun! -Bo On 1-Nov-2000/19:41:51+1:00, [kolla--nvg--ntnu--no] wrote:
>Hi! > >Rebol view on amiga just crashed 8000 0008 on me, I was trying to enter >the when a requester pops up and tells me my "REBOL/View is out >of date. Click on upgrade to download the latest version", so I did. >A window popped up with system info and where to save, and download started, >a few secs later it went 8000 0008. > >Another thing, for some reason a lot of text blocks come up very narrow. >Example, the "Hello REBOL World!" comes up in a thin tall window... > >H >ell >o >R >E >B >O >L >W >or >ld! > >And the gradient demo also has a > >G >ra >di >e >nt >Ef >fe >ct >T >e >st >s > >ontop. > >See for a screenshot. > >-- kolla > >-- >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the >subject, without the quotes. >
-- Bohdan "Bo" Lechnowsky REBOL Adventure Guide REBOL Technologies 707-467-8000 ( The Official Source for REBOL Books (