[REBOL] Re: Qs: + How to add a scroll bar to text-list in /View?
From: gscottjones:mchsi at: 21-Jun-2002 15:52
From: "Jason Cunliffe"
<snip and Q1 and Q2 self-answered>
> Q3: How to tabulate and style data within each line of the text-list?
You will need to use the list style instead of text-list. Documentation is
noticeably more shy in this arena. You will find some help here:
> Q3: Does IOS come with any better /View /VID developer docs beyond what is
> already scattered around??
In a word, no.
> Q4: How does RT expect people to develop IOS apps?
> .. Perhaps they don't - it's a way to invite developer business for
> themselves..[more power to them]
> .. or are they simply overwhelmed by life, time and resources [I know I
I think that they would be pleased as punch to have people developing for
IOS and helping them sell lots of installations. I think the answer lies
more in the limited resource realm, but I do not know the *real* answer.
> Q5: Is any View /VID book in the works? The only
> REBOL book with /VIEW info I know of is an English
> translation of Olivier Auverlot's excellent French book.
> But there's much more needed..
I think that most on the list would love to see comprehensive documentation
on both /View and VID. I am not aware of any other books in the works, but
I doubt we would hear about it until it would be released. BTW, I have not
seen Olivier Auverlot's english translated version yet.
> Q6a: What do you all think the publishing prospects are for /View?
> Q6b:What do you all think the publishing prospects are for /View if
I am not clear what exactly you mean by "publishing prospects." Do you mean
> Q7: Even if one only pulled together all the current knowledge,
> do you think that would be valuable in a single paperback / PDF?
> I am assuming it would have a GOOD index]
I do. I'm sure others would, also.
> If such were published do you think it would be
> hopelessly out of date by that time?
The pace of version releases seems to be slowing as the platform becomes
more stable and RT focuses on income-generating activities. My guess is
that a new book would get some shelf life before being hopelessly out of
date. I still successfully refer to the /Core 2.3 pdf.
> Is there any point until /View gets sizers and other
> modern GUI features implemented?
> [..ouch! Did I say that?]
> Are such in the works?
Ouch is right. :-( I think that the single thing that would help any/all
aspects of REBOL would be wider adoption of the technology. O'reilly
publishing has made a nice business of publishing books that fill in widely
used but under documented software (witness the continued prescence of
that they focus on "open" technologies.
> Q8: http://rebol.com/reblets.html
> Do the following un-illustrated IOS apps exist?
I've not yet seen these apps. Could I have overlooked them? Can't help on
> The irony is that when one knows how, /View is so
> fast and easy. But without the knowledge, the time-sink
> learning essential features seem quite disproportionate.
I think that this is a valid comment/criticism. This list is an absolutely
incredible resource as you have undoubtedly already discovered over the last
You are welcome. Hope it helps some.