On approximately 11/7/2003 8:51 AM, came the following characters from
the keyboard of Erick Bourgeois:
> On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 23:46:45 -0800, Glenn Linderman <perl@...> said:
>>It was extremely important for my next project that I have accelerator
>>keys working in Win32::GUI (or whatever interface I chose to code to).
>>As it turns out, there were only a few scattered places to fix things,
>>and I was able to get them working. However, along the way, for
>>debugging purposes (debugging several things, see ** below), I have
>>changed or rearranged a fair number of lines of code in a few of the
>>source files. Hence, it is not particularly easy for me to describe
>>herein the exact details of the fix.
>>Having succeeding in this, my priority turns to my next project, rather
>>than generating a minimal set of changes for a patch file... but if
>>someone else wants to do that, to the end that it will be released into
>>a new version of Win32::GUI, I'd be glad to share my changed files with
>>them. If there is no hope of a new version of Win32::GUI, then after
>>I'm done my next project, I might package and release all my changes in
>>a branched version of Win32::GUI ... I guess it should be renamed,
>>though, if it diverges from the original.
> Why don't you use CVS (the one already setup on SF.net) for all these
> much appreciated changes? It is indeed much easier to keep track of
> everything that way.
That's a great suggestion. Except.
1) I don't have CVS installed; I haven't used it for about 6 years, and
then only in an environment where there were explicit step by step
instructions for that particular task (which isn't to say I don't
understand source control facilities
2) I became an expert in ClearCase for a while, and PVCS/RCS, and SCCS
in past lives, but just never have used CVS much)
3) I doubt that I have write permission enabled for the CVS repository;
I'm going through the learning curve for Perl5 internals, Win32::GUI,
and Windows's GUI API all at once, and I'm not sure I have the bandwidth
for a CVS + Sourceforge learning curve too
4) There needs to be some coordination with Aldo, perhaps, and he hasn't
responded publicly or privately to any of the email I've sent him
regarding bugs over the last couple years. Or is the community ready to
proceed without Aldo?
5) and because of the learning curves, I'm adding lots of debugging
#if/#ifdef code all over Win32::GUI, and I'm not sure the real
maintainers (if there are any left) would want all that cluttering the
So, if the changes are appreciated, and someone that is an expert in CVS
+ SourceForge wants to help me overcome the difficulties #1-3, and claim
that #4 and #5 aren't problems, then I'd be glad to do just that.
If not, well, maybe when I finish my current project (Feb or March?)
then I'll look into tackling those learning curves without an expert.
That said, I think it only took a dozen or so of real code changes to
get accelerator keys working.... although I was really scratching my
head trying to find one missing line... until I realized it was
Glenn -- http://nevcal.com/
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