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Re: Adso.pl

by SciDude (Friar)
on Aug 18, 2004 at 07:53 UTC ( #383887=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Adso.pl

Rock solid code! I've run this client for several hours now without a single issue. The chat textbox has a huge scrollback buffer - which I was missing in Katterbox.

Unless you are on a M$ platform you may need to locate the two Win32 ref's and comment them out (like I did.) This will break browser launching until platform independant patches become available.

Excellent work jdporter! ++

I suggest the following improvements:

  1. Provide an indicator for login status (perhaps in the title bar?)
  2. Do not use the color red for "active" status but green instead. I thought the login had failed when the status became red.
  3. Add a scroll bar to the text dialogue history.
  4. Add an option to remove the timestamp.
  5. Fontcontrol would be nice.
  6. Give yourself some credit! Add an About menu.

SciDude
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Re^2: Adso.pl
by jdporter (Canon) on Sep 01, 2004 at 19:03 UTC
    1. Provide an indicator for login status (perhaps in the title bar?)
    Hmmm.... I'm disinclined to do this, at least in the foreseeable future. If you want your login status, you can always go to the config tab. What I do need to do, though, is disable the cb submit box if not logged in.
    2. Do not use the color red for "active" status but green instead. I thought the login had failed when the status became red.
    Done.
    3. Add a scroll bar to the text dialogue history.
    Also not high on my list of priorities; you can effectively scroll by moving the cursor (via either keyboard or mouse) in the text box. But yes, it would be a nice "bell-and-whistle".
    4. Add an option to remove the timestamp.
    Worth considering...

    Of greater priority is getting the timezone stuff worked out. cbhistory stores the time in a different format than is dished up by the cb ticker.

    5. Fontcontrol would be nice.
    The UI aspects of the program need lots of improvements and enhancements. Not just font control; also management of tabs/tickers, queries, alerts, config save/load, etc. etc.
    6. Give yourself some credit! Add an About menu.
    Maybe an 'About' tab...

    Thank you for all your excellent feedback, and thanks for trying out my software!

    --
    jdporter

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