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[1/4] from: REBOLlist2:juicybits at: 7-Jan-2004 16:29
Speaking of ways to combine multiple rebol support channels to avoid a 'fractured' user community, I wish I had an icon on my View Desktop that could take or point me to rebolish urls, including perhaps even blogs, or the ability to easily add my own urls. Other useful features would include 1) a way to track or sort which urls the user finds most useful, so that something like a 'Top 10' list of resources could be maintained on my desktop; 2) extend this ability to maintain my own urls and Top 10 list such that rebolforces.com (or where ever) always has the latest Top 10/100 list compiled from users who''ve submitted their own lists. Ie, just a simple use count (and/or user vote) for each url in the master list. Too complicated? If there's 'one place' a user should be able to browse rebol resources, shouldn't it be from a rebol desktop? Seems to me like an app perfectly suited for rebol. Here's more complicated: Add a search feature (at least for some sites), or bring up the site's search page if it has one, or bring up a site-specific google search page. --Ken (still just a rebol wannabe).
[2/4] from: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 7-Jan-2004 21:53
Great ideas Ken! -- Gregg
[3/4] from: carl:cybercraft at: 24-Jan-2004 11:45
On 08-Jan-04, Ken Cadby wrote:
> Speaking of ways to combine multiple rebol support channels to avoid > a 'fractured' user community, I wish I had an icon on my View
<<quoted lines omitted: 15>>> site-specific google search page. > --Ken (still just a rebol wannabe).
The Desktop's designed for adding such features. If you look in View's Desktop directory you'll see a script called services.r You can add extra "services" to this which place menu items on the View Desktop which run a script of your choice. As an example I added an "Open" to the Desktop menu to allow me to use the View file-requester to select and run scripts. To do this I added this line to the services.r script... service "Open" %/path-to-REBOL-directory/local/requester.r (Can't remember if the full path to the script is needed and whether it also needs to be in a directory called local - but that's how I did it, anyway:) ...and this is the script it runs - requester.r ... REBOL  quit?: false while [not quit?][ file: request-file/title/only/keep/filter "Load and run a REBOL script:" "Launch" ".r" either file [ error? try [do file] ][ quit?: true ] ] I don't know if that works on the latest beta Views, but it does on View 1.2.1 - for me, anyway. If you try it and it doesn't work, let me know what problems you have. (Written a while back, so probably not how I'd write it now.) So, you should be able to write an URL manager to run as a "service" on the Desktop. The problem with the Desktop is it /is/ a desktop and not a browser. It needs better navigation and good bookmark handling to move it more towards a browser. Still, the source has been released, so someone somewhere may be working on improving it. -- Carl Read
[4/4] from: hallvard:ystad:oops-as:no at: 8-Jan-2004 12:13
Dixit Ken Cadby (01.29 08.01.2004):
>[...] >1) a way to track or sort which urls the user finds most useful, so that something like a 'Top 10' list of resources could be maintained on my desktop;
I do something like that with my rebol indexer (http://folk.uio.no/hallvary/rix/). When users click a link, I register which one, and that url will then be higher ranked in later searches. HY (still a wannabe too. And a hobby reboler only!)
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