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[ALLY] Notice: Prepare for VID B5 Changes Re:(5)

From: allenk::powerup::com::au at: 19-Aug-2000 10:48

----- Original Message ----- From: <[carl--cybercraft--co--nz]> To: <[ally--rebol--com]> Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2000 10:06 AM 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 into VID. Cheers, Allen K