From: Rony G. Flatscher <Rony.F<latscher@wu...> - 2010-11-21 21:49:23
skimming over ooDialog on 4.1.0 beta I was wondering what the best
"reading" path would be (also for newcomers) to get acquainted with
ooDialog, its logic, and the new ooDialog classes. E.g. which parts of
the ooDialog manual or Wikis on the net and the installed ooDialog
samples should be studied (and what sequence would you suggest)?
From: Mark Miesfeld <miesfeld@gm...> - 2010-11-21 22:41:50
On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Rony G. Flatscher
> skimming over ooDialog on 4.1.0 beta I was wondering what the best
> "reading" path would be (also for newcomers) to get acquainted with
> ooDialog, its logic, and the new ooDialog classes. E.g. which parts of
> the ooDialog manual or Wikis on the net and the installed ooDialog
> samples should be studied (and what sequence would you suggest)?
Really there is nothing new in ooDialog in 4.1.0. I added one simple
example, added one method, and put in a couple of bug fixes.
Everything else is the same as it was in 4.0.0. All the new stuff
I've added is still in trunk.
I've said this before, but it probably bears repeating. 4.1.0 does
not come from trunk; it wasn't branched from trunk. It was branched
from 4.0.1, primarily as a bug fix of 4.0.1.
Back to your question. So, there are no new ooDialog classes. As to
the best reading path for anyone needing to get acquainted with
ooDialog and its logic, the answer is pretty much the same as it would
have been for 3.2.0. There really isn't any good path. ;-(
The problem is that the ooDialog doc, currently, is really a class and
method *reference*, not a tutorial. It doesn't help much if you don't
know how to get started.
As a side note, I intend (maybe intended) for the next major release
of ooDialog to be much better documented. But, the writing of the doc
is basically what is holding up that release. It is very time
consuming to write. At least for me.
At this time, I think that the best path is to execute the example
programs, get an idea for a simple dialog and write it. Then ask
questions on either RexxLA, comp.os.rexx, or the SourceForge project.
I try pretty hard to answer all ooDialog questions on those venues.
Really the oorexx-users mailing list would be good for anyone not
wishing to join RexxLA, but it is not widely used. Still, I watch it
and would quickly answer any ooDialog questions, if they were asked.