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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2007, 07:18:28 PM »
Go Stan Go!

1) Can the new editor open a screen file that was originally made with Jetcam 1.01 without corruption?

2) Jetcam 1.01 can be opened in 2 separate windows at the same time. This allows for copying and pasting of elements from another screen design into a new design. Can the new version of your editor do this?

3) If I understood a previous post correctly, the issue with Sliders is inside of Mach. If that is true, then why can Screen4 use sliders and Jetcam cannot?

Mike

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2007, 07:55:44 PM »
Hi Mike,

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Can the new editor open a screen file that was
originally made with Jetcam 1.01 without corruption?

I am still deciding that.  Due to the way the original editor
I wrote works,  this is going to be complicated to do.
In any case,  it would be about the last thing I'm going to
look at.

Copy screen items

Yes,  you will be able to copy and paste from 2 separate running copies of
the editor.  But as things stand now,  this will not work if one copy is the
existing editor and the other is the new editor.

I may create a quick and dirty solution by simply updating the copy / paste
code in the existing editor,  so that it will be compatible with the new one.
This would also negate having to support the existing EDT file format.


Sliders

There has been much discussion about sliders,
and I am unclear as to which slider issue you are talking about.

The new editor will allow you to assign a bitmap to a DRO in order
to make a slider.  This is fairly trivial.  As far as I know,  that's about
all MACH will support concerning sliders.

Inside MACH,  sliders are simply images that stretch,  and there is no
way for me to improve on that.  However,  the situation may change
in the future depending on what new development occurs in MACH.


regards

Stan

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2007, 09:23:05 PM »

The only real question is,  how long do you want to wait.



As long as it takes to get it right. ;)
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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2007, 10:13:17 PM »
STAN, STAN.................HE'S OUR MAN.................IF HE CAN'T DO IT..........................NOBODY CAN................... ;D
Looking good.

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2007, 04:38:19 AM »
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The only real question is,  how long do you want to wait.

Hi Stan

Personally, I think it would be better to have an editor that is 99% complete. If you release an early version then it may dishearten people if it doesn't do everything they expect. On the other hand a good editor with lots of new features should blow people away. With your editor we have a great opportunity to create the editor 'WE' want and I believe it is better for us and yourself to try and get it right before release. HAve you been in discussion with Art regarding his thoughts on Screen 4 and what would improve it/his perceived weaknesses of it.

Cheers

Dave

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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2007, 04:50:46 AM »
Hi Dave,

Yes I have been in touch with Art,  and I prefer Art to comment
concerning Screen 4 as that has very little to do with me.

I'll post more progress updates as soon as I have something worthy
to show you guys.  As I am currently working on internal parts of
the editor,  there isn't much to see.

best regards

Stan
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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2007, 08:45:13 PM »
Hi All,

Editor Progress Report


1.  Undo

The Undo system has now been put into the editor.
The original undo was set to a maximum of 64 levels.
The new editor has unlimited undo - unless you run out
of memory and disk space - in which case it might be time
to buy a new computer.

Undo lists are separately maintained for each screen in the
screen file set.


Supported Undo operations :
Keyboard Size and Move
Mouse Size and Move
All automatic alignment and size functions
Add new item
Paste item
Cut item
Delete item(s)


2.  Moving and Sizing Items
When moving and sizing items in the original editor,  a simple
bounding box is used to represent the items while they are
being moved/sized.  The new editor fully renders the items,
during these operations.  However,  I intend to make "full render"
optional so that users with slower computers can use the original
system.



3.  Hot Keys
There is a new view option available,  called (not surpisingly) Hot Keys.
This when enabled,  displays the hot key for all screen items that
have one assigned.  The hot key is displayed in the top left corner
of each item.

Furthermore,  the hot keys are displayed as proper key sequences.
ie CTRL-R






Regards

Stan
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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2007, 10:48:02 PM »
Stan,

Thanks for such a great product, you have taken an easy way to customise Mach and made it 10 times easier again!! I take my hat off to you and encourage you to keep it up, I am watching this thread every day to keep up on your latest developments. I can't wait to see what comes out next. Once again Thank You!!

Regards

Dave
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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2007, 11:12:11 PM »
Dave,

Thanks.

Update

I've now implemented the new move options so that slower
computers can use the old system to keep things running
smoother and faster.









best regards

Stan
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Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2007, 07:50:32 AM »
Hello Stan,
Just wanted to tell you that I think  you are doing a great job! If Benny is happy I think everyone is going to like it ;)

Keep up the good work!
Brian
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