[REBOL] FTPGadget M208 0.9.5 comments
From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 18-Feb-2002 14:02
Following your post this morning to rebol mail list, I just downloaded
FTPGadget M208 0.9.5 [Win98se]
I am delighted you are doing this work.
We were needing this myself for some projects :-)
I sincerely wish you good luck..
I am posting this to REBOL list ebcuae I think it deserves community
If people disagree, please say so ;-)
1. [first impressions/confusions]
After one enters a new FTP site and clicks 'connect' user is switched to
main screen, but still has to slect the newly added site name from the right
hand popup list. Instead it shoudl directly do this, since user has already
clicked on a 'connect' button.
2. [arggh!!!] The main file display sucks :-(((
This is basically RT fault, and a generic REBOL/View problem, because they
have not yet delivered a viable file requestor. Perhasp IOS has fixed this.
I hope so becuase if not it is doomed. Right now in /View everyone is
obliged to develop their own to bring REBOL/View file requestors up to
So what's missing?
- NO RESIZE
problem: cannot resize either the whole digget or panes within it..
- TRUNCATED FILE NAMES
file names are *hoplessly* truncated. For anyone connecting to a *nix web
server this is essential - pathas and file name are long and peopel need to
see what is going on to do anyhting useful. Otherwise forget it! same is
true for local file system. I hope the whole REBOL community bashes on RT
about these issues
- STATUS MESSAGE
With truncated names and no resize, at least the message status text area at
bottom of FTPGadtget screen should display full as user moves mouse around.
3. [nitpicking] "LOADING" is geekspeak => "connect" is what your button
says in FTP site page. "CONNECTING" is better than "LOADING"
4. When you mouseover [PARENT] the status prompt says "click on [Parent] to
go up" wrong => user needs to *double-click*
5. [connection feedback issues]
Once an FTP connection is made, somewhere you should display the username. I
suggest in red type, right next to the green 'connected' status above remote
For example: I entered a site name "TREES" connecting to my server domain
turbulence.org. 'TREES' show in the popup list, but as soons as I am
connected, TREES now becomes 'turbulence.org' in the top conencted bar. This
is quite confusing. I deliberately set TREES as my site name because there
are lots of projects on turbulence.org and I want to maintain a handy
distinction between them.
I suggest you keep the user's named site as selected [such as 'TREES'], but
once connected also display the full url and path below on a dedicated text
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