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[REBOL] Re: View "Skinz" Contest

From: ammonjohnson:ya:hoo at: 25-Feb-2002 16:12

----- Original Message ----- From: "Petr Krenzelok" <[petr--krenzelok--trz--cz]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 10:23 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: View "Skinz" Contest
> And I recommend it as a standard for Rebol at all. RT should definitely > look how proper styles should behave, as I really can't understand, how > they can release IOS with semi-functional text-list (does not adjust > scroll-bar) and area (does not provide any scroll bar, other small > problems), and other inconsistencies ... >
Standards are important. I have been trying to put together an IOS Server to create a community much like the SourceForge.com community as a compliment to RIDE, but even RIDE is going slow now, I need to find another VC, which I may be able to come up with, I have some good possibilities.
> The thing is that someone here can suggest me to adapt styles if I want. > But well - properly working standard styles collection is above all imo. > It is not good when products are released before some kind of > standardisation happen. Later changes mean compatibility problems ... >
I agree here, & I have looked deeply at Etienne's system. My own evaluation of it is that it is very worthy of being made the standard! It is simple to use, & only has 3(?) words in the Global Namespace. It is designed in a manner that will allow for a simple update to one file in order to maintain optimum compatibility, you as the developer, or end-user shouldn't have to do anything, but be connected to the internet to have it update for compatibility to new versions of View.
> As for Etienne's styles, I found them slow on slower machines, what is > your opinion on that? And - if you would like to get ppl using it, it > would have to provide really easy integration into scripts ...
I didn't notice them being too slow on a PIII 600 with 256MB Ram, but as he has said the system is not optimised for performance yet. Let the crowd approve, & I am sure that he will take the time to optimize. ;-)) Enjoy!! Ammon