[REBOL] View/VID prebeta 5 is worth trying Re:
From: carlos::lorenz::net at: 31-Aug-2000 21:26
Just can't believe this is happening! Thank you Carl and others! Great job
is prebeta 5. Congratulations!
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Sent: Quinta-feira, 31 de Agosto de 2000 01:12
Subject: [REBOL] View/VID prebeta 5 is worth trying
> A new REBOL/View is posted in http://www.rebol.com/xpers/xpers.html. This
one is quite interesting because it contains many changes to VID. It also
has a test panel built-in to help you find tests without a hassle. In
addition, you can add your own test site to the panel... so the rest of us
can try out your scripts! Links are added on a first come first serve
basis, so reserve your spot in history by adding your site link soon.
> Click on the What's Up icon for more info about the release.
> CONVERTING SCRIPTS:
> Most VID scripts can be converted by knowing that:
> 1) STYLIZE has changed. It now takes a line similar to a LAYOUT.
> stylesheet: stylize [
> red-btn: button red
> big-btn: button 200x40
> big-red-img-button: button red 200x40 %bay.jpg
> center-txt: txt center font-size 16
> To quickly convert, you can use STYLIZ (no E)... which is the old
function. But, note that it will be vanishing soon.
> 2) Use face/data field for accessing the data of a VID face. For
instance, to print the choice made on a rotary button, you would write:
> r: rotary "breakfast" "lunch" "dinner" [print first r/data]
> This is true with all styles.
> Note the multiple facets allowed for rotary here. Try:
> r: rotary "go" green "stop" red "yield" yellow
> r: rotary "go" "stop" "yield" green red yellow
> This is good stuff. Makes VID now the most powerful user interface
language ever created. Tell a friend.
> 3) There are many new styles. For instance, TXT, H1, H2, H3, etc. will
give you document face styles (black text without shadows).
> CREATING A TEST SITE
> I want you to create your own test site, even if you only have one VID
script. REBOL needs you. It's important. And, it's fun too.
> Here's how to create a site:
> 1) Create a file called index.r in the format:
> REBOL 
> icon "Big Test" %bigtest.r
> icon "Image" %photo.jpg
> icon "Link" %docs.html
> icon "Reply" %replier.r image %myicon.jpg
> icon "Files" dir %index2.r ; links to another index file
> 2) Upload the file and any scripts/images to your website.
> 3) Publish your test site by using the "Add a Site" icon in View (found on
the REBOL site page in the sites directory). Give the URL for your index.r
file. You can provide an icon for your site as well.
> 4) Verify that it works, then tell us about it here on the list.
> 5) Write a lot of scripts and add them to your site.
> OTHER DOCS
> I have a much better VID document nearly ready. Watch for it to appear in
View under the REBOL site. There are also entirely new CORE chapters to be
published very soon.
> Feedback has never been easier. Click on the feedback icon.
> GO FOR IT
> I need your help... REBOL needs your help. Now is the time to go for it.
Start working on REBOL view scripts today. Publish them toay on your site
or on someone else's site. Tell your friends about REBOL. Tell your press
contacts about REBOL. Get them helping out.