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[REBOL] Re: plugin testing

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 7-Sep-2004 12:31

> But easy-vid needs an appropriately sized window. > We have our first candidate for a scirpt which needs to define its own > plugin window size.
Thanks. That's one of the problems relating to trying to run an arbitrary script. Uncovering such problems is why we're beta-ing rather than releasing this. The size issue is probably rue for most plugin-able scripts in the Library -- the default 640x480 window size is not appropriate for most of them. There is no way the Library can guess the size a script needs And there is no way (I know of) a script running under the plugin can tell the browser to resize the window . And, even if there were, none of the scripts in the Library have that code. The solution I currently see is that we extend the Library header to say explicitly what dimensions a script needs when run under the plugin. So, for example, the Library header for easy-viid.r becomes something like: library: [ level: 'intermediate platform: [plugin] ;; -- explicitly state it can run under the plugin plugin: [window: 700x500 needs: version-no] ;; state window size and version type: 'tutorial domain: [GUI] tested-under: none support: none license: none see-also: none ] We'll need version of plugin to use: one day, there'll be a range of releases of the plugin and some scripts may only work on the latest (or the earliest). A better solution will be welcomed! Sunanda.