[ALLY] Notice: Prepare for VID B5 Changes Re:
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 18-Aug-2000 23:11
> Dear REBOL/View/VID Users:
> A change to VID for REBOL/View Beta 5.0 will break some of your VID scripts.
> There are many other improvements to VID B5.
Great Carl, can't wait. Could you please be more specific on some internal changes to
Beta5? I mean - will there be a buffering for transparent faces e.g.?
> The full set of predefined face styles will be:
> Text Styles
> text - text (white with shadow)
> label - text labels
> title - title text
> subtitle - subtitle text
> norm - text (black, no shadow)
> H1 - heading 1
> H2 - heading 2
> H3 - heading 3
> H4 - heading 4
> sample - example code
> field - text entry field
> area - text entry area
> Graphical Styles
> image - jpeg, bmp, or gif image
> backdrop - scale image to fit page
> backtile - tile image over page
> box - rectangular box
> anim - animated image
> icon - image with text caption
> sensor - image map
> Gadget Styles
> button - click for action
> toggle - up and down button
> rotary - multiple value button
> choice - pop-up button
> check - check box
> radio - radio button
> arrow - arrow button
> progress - progress bar
> slider - slider bar
> Panel Styles
> panel - subpanel layout
> list - text and image lists
> In addition there will be these requestor pop-ups:
> request - simple requests
> resuest-color - color picker
> request-date - calendar picker
> request-file - file picker
Is such higher level functionality needed in general VID dialect? btw what about more
advanced sliders (with arrows, etc.)?
> Also, you will be able to specify multiple facets for a face:
> text "Hello" yellow blue - yellow text, blue background
Isn't it just a substitution for "with [color: blue]]"?
> rotary "Breakfast" "Lunch" "Dinner" - choices
> And, finally, there will be a new set of welcome/install windows,
> including one to help with content selection.
> NOT ALL OF THESE CHANGES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MONDAY's EXPERIMENTAL.
> [Sorry to shout, but I want to make it clear so I don't get swamped with emails.]
> There is an entirely new document for VID that will accompany this release.