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[REBOL] Re: ports and layout

From: carl:cybercraft at: 30-Jul-2001 0:31

On 29-Jul-01, Fantam wrote:
> Hello all, > I have a layout with buttons that in turn launch functions which > involve internet activity. > As long as there is internet activity, gui events are blocked. I > browsed the list archive and found many messages related to this, > but I'm still confused.
So am I. (: However, read-net will allow you to read files from the Net while leaving your GUI active, so have a look at it...
>> ? read-net
USAGE: READ-NET url /progress callback DESCRIPTION: Read a file from the net (web). Update progress bar. Allow abort. READ-NET is a function value. ARGUMENTS: url -- (Type: url) REFINEMENTS: /progress callback -- Call func [total bytes] during transfer. Return true. (Type: any)
> Do I have to use 'dispatch on network and gui ports? > Should I wait for next rebol release with async feature? > By the way, Allen Kamp's "View Peer Chat Demo" that addresses > these issues seems broken in current /View: > REBOL [ > Title: "View Peer Chat Demo" > Author: "Allen Kamp" > Purpose: "Simple peer-to-peer chat in View" > status: "prototype" > ] > .... > ** Script Error: Out of range or past end > ** Where: func [/local event][ > event: first event-port > if event/type = 'close [quit] > do event > ] > ** Near: event: first event-port > if event/type >>> > Thanks in advance, fantam
-- Carl Read [carl--cybercraft--co--nz]