[REBOL] Re: [glayout]
From: moliad:aei:ca at: 7-Jul-2004 1:23
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From: "Ashley Trüter" <[atruter--labyrinth--net--au]>
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
> > 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"
that is exacly what will be available for glayout for now, until I start a
> 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...