#82 ooRexxTry : find doc, message in console

v4.0
closed
Sample (19)
5
2012-08-14
2009-04-26
jfaucher
No

Currently, the doc is not found when using Help/About/pdf.
I propose something similar to rexxtry : use REXX_HOME.

Moreover, I think we could display a message in the console,
to explain the reason why of this console.
What do you think of :
This console will receive the output of your system commands.
Try 'dir' for example.

Both things in the same patch, for main and beta...
Let me know if separated patches must be provided.

Jean-Louis

Discussion

  • jfaucher

    jfaucher - 2009-04-26

    find doc, message in console

     
  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2009-04-26

    Jean-Louis,

    I forgot about the Help in the program. I want to have all the PDF in one spot after install. I propose that we change the program to look for the help PDF in a subdirectory of the program location called doc. That way the program will stilll work in the samples directory in the source tree, (after I arrange it that way,) and work in the installation the way I have it now.

    The idea for a message in the console is a good idea.

    By the way, normally it is better to not assign a tracker item to a specific developer. Since Rick has to do the heavy lifting, I generally try to do things like this that don't require any special expertise to free up his time.

     
  • jfaucher

    jfaucher - 2009-04-26

    Normally the doc should be found from anywhere thanks to REXX_HOME. But it's true that no dependency on it is probably better. At the begining, I replaced 'ooRexxTry.doc' by 'doc\ooRexxTry.doc' and it worked from the Start menu. But it didn't work when I launched ooRexxTry from a command prompt, when located in c:\tmp, for example.

    About the assignment to Rick, I think it's done automatically, because I don't remember having done that from the patches tracker.
    And the fact the patch is also send as a bug, is it done automatically ?

    Jean-Louis

     
  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2009-04-26

    Ah, Jean-Louis, maybe you are right, the assigment to Rick might be done automatically. I'm not sure about the 'bug' part, maybe it is something SourceForge does in the e-mail subject line. It doesn't seem to actually generate a 'Bug' tracker item.

    I just did this in the sample code, in the Help method had it look for the file in a doc subdirectory, then in the current directory. I'll add having it then look in REXX_HOME. If it can't be found it puts up a message box explaining that.

    This should cover just about everything.

     
  • Rick McGuire

    Rick McGuire - 2009-04-30

    The bug part is because notification emails are directed to the bugs mailing list, as is the case with all trackers. This was not originally the case with the Patches tracker, and several submissions ended up getting ignored for some time because nobody knew they had been submitted. So I made myself the responsible party for Patches so that I would at least see them. Later on, I fixed the email notification so that they got sent to the bugs lists, but neglected to correct the automatic assignment. And now, I can't seem to find where that assignment is even set up anymore to remove my name :-(

     
  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2010-08-16

    This patch would have been in 4.0.0 or 4.0.1

     

Anonymous
Anonymous

Cancel  Add attachments