[ALLY] Notice: Prepare for VID B5 Changes Re:(5)
From: allenk::powerup::com::au at: 19-Aug-2000 10:48
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Subject: [ALLY] Re: Notice: Prepare for VID B5 Changes Re:(3)
> On 19-Aug-00, [Petr--Krenzelok--trz--cz] wrote:
> > [carl--cybercraft--co--nz] wrote:
> >> On 19-Aug-00, [Petr--Krenzelok--trz--cz] wrote:
> >>>> 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?
> >> Most definately. Without them we'll end up with different
> >> requesters
> >> on every View script we run and having to repeatidly learn how
> >> something as common as a file-requester works is no fun. Otherwise
> >> good programs can be made hell to use by bad file-requesters.
> > Well, I thought VID is gonna be something like widgets, providing us
> > with basic components. My general experience with higher complexity
> > stuff is - it's nice to have but always missing feature you would
> > like to have. .... and then you will seee tones of modifications,
> > often leading to kludgy solutions ....
> > ... but I would like to be wrong ...
> Hopefully you will be, as being written in VID the modifications and
> extensions shouldn't be kludgy, it being designed to be modified and
> extended. 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. After-all,
> it's not as though there's been a heap of cool requesters appearing
> in View scripts so far, is it? Or have I missed them?
We had some appear in the beta2 round but RT let us know back then that a
lot of the standard things would turn up in beta5. (Each beta phase
concentrated on improving different view functionality, maybe that message w
asn't repeated when the view beta4 went public.) Now that the underlying
view foundation is in place, VID can be updated to take advantage of it.
I will have a fun workload to convert the Rebolforces scripts, and I can
happily scrap a number of them because I know Carl has built better ones