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[REBOL] Re: [glayout]

From: moliad:aei:ca at: 7-Jul-2004 1:23

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ashley Trüter" <[atruter--labyrinth--net--au]> To: <[rebolist--rebol--com]> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 10:51 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: [glayout]
> Hi Max, > > > Anton, thanks for the encouragement. > > The longer VID 1.3 takes the more interested in your efforts I become! ;)
even if vid 1.3 comes out tomorrow, glayout is still a differrent beast
> Drop a line when the new site goes live and I'll try and give it a spin > (in addition to providing useful feedback).
I'm hard at work trying to polish the several pages I have right now. Although the initial site will be pretty bare-bones, once its live, I can more easily tweak things here and there and review a page or two every day and keep the reference manuals up to date as I add and fix stuff. Now I have so much backlog to take care of that Its going to take a few weeks to get everything covered...!
> > I was able to scroll a 2500 file long window without effort. > > I'm currently using VID to scroll a 1,000,000 row query result table ... > it takes about 90 seconds to format and display the data [in a text-list] > ... I'm curious to see how glayout performs. ;)
Well, the layout won't be what takes a long time... since I'm using vid, we'd just have to add the text-list style and see... glayout's widget list is still incomplete, but adding those which are missing is a piece of cake. Theoretically it will be the same time, except that everything is dynamic. the view refresh rate really is the bottle neck.
> > I'm alone doing all the docs, and it generally takes about 3 times > > longer to make meaningful docs than actually code a tool, so its not a > > trivial job. > > Yep, and then there's testing ...
that's already been done (codewise)...
> One useful technique I find with documentation is a "Quick Start" guide of > some sort which gives the fewest possible steps to get "something" > working.>
that is exacly what will be available for glayout for now, until I start a proper reference/guide/tutorial
> It's often enough to convince me [at least] to invest the time > and effort into wading through 100's of pages of documentation *if* I can > see the value demonstrated in a paragrapgh or two. Just an idea. ;)
I hope you get addicted... trying out 20 differnet layouts for a new app I am doing litteraly took me 30 minutes this evening. and this includes a window level scroll pane and sub screen scroll panes... glayout has a lot of potential... we just need to give it a little bit more time and tender loving care. Thanks for the interest! more news soon... -MAx