[REBOL] Re: Shared Library Returns...
From: carl:rebol at: 18-May-2001 8:37
Thanks for the comments. Yes, this is a beta. I hope new users
see it that way... but I agree with you (and other comments on
this thread too).
On those missing folders... I added a few categories that have no
scripts, so the folders were not created. Probably should add the
folder, even tho it is empty. That would prevent the popup.
I also want to add a text file to every folder to explain what
types of scripts it contains.
On the problem with core scripts... we should discuss this. The
script library contains more than just runable scripts. It also
1) Examples - that show users something, but don't do much useful.
2) Function Includes - that define functions, but do nothing else.
3) CGI or server script - that need to be run on a server.
4) Pro or Command scripts - that require more than Core or View
It looks like we will need to add another field to headers to indicate
the above. That info could be used by add-script to use different
icons for different scripts. Users can then see what icons are worth
There might be some way to indicate that the script needs to keep
the console open when it has finished. Otherwise, you just see a
flash on the screen for Core scripts, and wonder what happened.
I think we can manually fix some of the scripts that require images
by adding a read-thru or request-download to them. Eventually this
will be added to the needs field... making it even easier to include.
Finally, I would like a browser for the library. It would appear
in the top level folder and allow users to easily browse the library
by topic. I've got a prototype for that here somewhere... I can post
it, and you can enhance it.