The ooRexx development team is announcing the availability of ooDialog
4.2.0 (beta) on SourceForge.
ooDialog 4.2.0 will be the next major release of ooDialog. The
release contains new dialog classes, new dialog controls, new methods,
context menus, enhanced functionality, and much more. The beta
version is being distributed through a technology currently called
The Switch ooDialog package installs an application that easily and
transparently switches the active version of ooDialog, in the ooRexx
installation, between two different ooDialog versions. In this case
between ooDialog 4.2.0 and the ooDialog version (4.1.0) distributed
with ooRexx 4.1.0.
Because of the ease of use with Switch ooDialog, the ooDialog
programmer runs no risk in using and working with ooDialog 4.2.0
(beta.) Once installed, the ooDialog programmer can switch to
ooDialog 4.2.0 to try it for a day, an hour, or even 10 minutes, then
switch back to ooDialog 4.1.0. Switch ooDialog operates like a toogle
and the user can switch back and forth between the two ooDialog
versions at any time, as often as needed.
Several read me files alongside the Switch ooDialog packages on
SourceForge explain the use of Switch ooDialog and ooDialog 4.2.0
(beta) in more detail.
As explained in the read me files, the primary purpose of releasing
ooDialog 4.2.0 (beta) at this time is to solicit help from the user
community in finishing up ooDialog 4.2.0 and getting it released.
Although the implementing code for 4.2.0 is finished, there is still a
lot of work to be done on the documentation and in testing. This
work, is work that any user of ooDialog can help with. If you are at
all interested in ooDialog, I am urging you to contribute to ooDialog
by helping with the documentation and / or testing of ooDialog 4.2.0.
Please subscribe to the ooRexx users mailing list and enquire as to
how you can help. Detailed instructions explaining how to help with
the documentation will be posted on the list in response to any
questions asking how to contribute.
To subscribe to oorexx-users, go to this page on SourceForge:
scroll down to the oorexx-users section and click on the subscribe
link. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time.
Mark Miesfeld for the ooRexx development team