[ALLY] Re: View 1.1 Beta 1
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 15-Apr-2001 6:31
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl Sassenrath" <[carl--rebol--com]>
To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]>; <[ally-list--rebol--net]>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001 4:58 AM
Subject: [ALLY] View 1.1 Beta 1
> If you are interested and have some time over the next 36 hours,
> you can try REBOL/View 1.1 Beta 1. This release includes the
> View Desktop and access to the mighty world wide reb, WWR.
> But to use it, you have to pass this test first:
> REBOL 
> write/binary/allow %view.exe decompress
> read/binary http://www.rebol.com/downloads/view11b1.rz
> [read write execute]
> This beta is available only for Windows at this time.
> This is not an open beta. There is no link on our site.
> It can only be obtained thru the above script.
> We will be releasing 1.1 on Monday... including many
> other platforms.
> I hope you can live with the colors of the desktop. Skins will
> not be available until 1.2.
bright green color together with grid is VERY nice. ... although some dialog
boxes bear "default" brown rebol coloring ...
> We'll be working on the docs tomorrow. Peek at some of the files
> in your view/desktop installation directory: such as bookmarks.r,
> services.r, filetypes.r, and history.r. Look at the index.r files
> in the public tree. Notice that index files require a script header
> that includes Type: 'index.
> Problems with this 1.1 beta should be reported to feedback, but
> if you find a really serious problem, please post it to this list
> as well.
Although my problem is not serious, asking here because others could be
interested too - what is /sound subfolder good for? Will we get basic sound
abilities anytime soon?
Maybe just two things:
1) I turned on debugging, so once I start View console window is started too
and I can see debug info in it. So I invoked debug icon once again and
selected 'no ... but once I start View once again, debugging to console is
still there. Ah, now I found debug field in preference file - shout be
turnable in thru 'user configuration dialog imo.
2) I asked already during Express testing and I still can't understand it. I
want my View to start in maximised mode. So I maximised my window, closed
View and started it once again. But I can see still the same - very
annoying - X axis offset. How can I turn it off? (because the only thing I
do once View starts is - I maximize my window once again). I also tried to
change off-set field in my preference file from 0x19 to 0x0, but it does not
seem to be reflected. But anyway - special option should be provided for
Windows View, to allow maximised window appearance, not just calculated
available desktop size out from screen-size ...
Just my 2 cups of tea in the morning :-)