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[ALLY] OFR (open file requester) (was) Notice: Prepare for VID B5 Changes Re:(8)

From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 19-Aug-2000 13:51

[allenk--powerup--com--au] wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: <[Petr--Krenzelok--trz--cz]> > To: <[ally--rebol--com]> > Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2000 3:28 PM > Subject: [ALLY] OFR (open file requester) (was) Notice: Prepare for VID B5 > Changes Re:(6) > > > [brian--hawley--bigfoot--com] wrote: > > > > > [carl--cybercraft--co--nz] wrote: > > > >But as long as the requesters are half-way decent ones I > > > >think most people will be happy to use them unaltered apart > > > >from cosmetic changes to make them match their GUI's look. > > > > > > As long as they don't change the layout of the requesters, > > > just the colors. Changes to the layout would require some > > > relearning on the users' part to handle new programs. This > > > is a bad idea from a UI design standpoint. > > > > > > > Hmm, well, then file requesters should be really well abstracted (I am > > scared from some "hardwired" RT's solution). > > People will develop their custom solution if RT's not gonna be general > > enough. E.g. let's say someone is using custom design. Will there be the > > option to switch off borders, title bar, etc.? What about custom title > > bar with possibility of putting custom icons(actions) there? (look at > > allen's rebol forces site). It could be object based ... > > > > -pekr- > > Hi Petr, > > Since I got a mention ;-) > It will be difficult thing to come up with an acceptable file browser for > all platforms. Just swapping between BeOs, Mac, Win and Amiga and we see how > many concepts there are. Will a standard solution ever be accepted? (Try to > please everyone and you end up pleasing nobody) Maybe the web browser > solution of calling the systems default file dialog should be an option for > us?
Do you mean web browser solution as an example or just do you mean starting web browser thru browse with some java-script code to put-up dialog? I think you were thinking in terms of first mentioned option ... Well, I will mention it once again :-) If /Shell and /Library would be part of /Core, then one wrapper function for certain platform would bring us file requesters in an very easy fashion. It is so limiting missing such features in /core that I dare to say it is killing further REBOL acceptance in the computing world ... You are allowed to disagree with me of course :-) -pekr-
> Cheers, > > Allen K > > PS. On a new VID related topic. I've been playing with a filtered display > for my rebsite. (Dynamically adding and removing items) This might be the > only/last chance to see this version before b5 breaks it. Here it is. I've > been thinking of doing something similar as a browse/download tool for the > RT script library. >
Hey, that's nice, realy is. A small web OS, isn't it? :-)