Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
This is just the kind of interface I had in mind when I wrote PerlMonks::NewestNodes, and the kind of interface I had been waiting for for a longe time. Thanks, Shendal! Shendal++

I've been using it today for surfing PM, and it's very useful. A few suggestions I have (more like "requests for features"):

  • * Mark "read nodes" (the ones you double-click on) with a different color (a dim gray, maybe?) so that they can be distinguished from nodes you haven't read.
  • * If you do the above, have an option for having the whole subtree marked as read when you double-click on its top node (since, when you view a node, you can also read all of its replies on the same page).
  • Make it not "re-collapse" the whole tree when you hit refresh, only add the new nodes. I don't know how hard this is, since I'm not familiar with the Tk::Tree widget.
  • * Coupled with the above, mark "new nodes" (the ones that appeared in the last "refresh" with a different color.
  • When you reduce the window's width, the rightmost buttons start to disappear. I think it'd be better if all the buttons shrank proportionally, or if the status line shrank instead.
  • The "reviews" category of nodes refers to reviews in general (modules, books, etc.), so it may be more appropriately called "Reviews" instead of "Book Reviews".
  • Make it so that it's possible to collapse/expand a whole subtree in one click. For example, have it so that if you click on the +/- indicator with the middle button, the operation applies to all the subtrees of the current node.
  • Have an option for automatically refreshing periodically.
The items I marked with "*" are the ones for which I believe I can add support in PerlMonks::NewestNodes (for example, being able to identify the "new nodes" from a flag in the node, similarly for "read nodes"). I'll be adding those things shortly.

--ZZamboni


In reply to RE: Perl/Tk Newest Nodes Client by ZZamboni
in thread Perl/Tk Newest Nodes Client by Shendal

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others avoiding work at the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2014-08-31 02:36 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      The best computer themed movie is:











      Results (294 votes), past polls