'Blessed' plugins

xbury.cs at clearstream.com xbury.cs at clearstream.com
Sat Sep 18 07:33:20 EDT 2004

I disagree in view that not all palettes are plugins. 
Check for stack mode should be enough shouldn't it?


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> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com 
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of 
> FlexibleLearning at aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 9:58 AM
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> Subject: Re: 'Blessed' plugins
> This would indeed be a simple approach, Ken. However, if 
> /when Rev supports the flexibility of aliased Plugins (i.e. 
> so you do not have to keep an original  in the revPlugIns 
> folder), then some persistent means of plugin identification  
> will be needed and an agreed property seems a simple thing to use...
> Edit the script of cd 1 of stack revTools:
> repeat for each line l in tStacksList
> if the  visible of stack l and not the cantModify of stack l \
>     then put the rect of stack l & cr after  tEditRects end repeat
> I set the revBlessed of Scripter's Scrapbook to 'true', added 
> the line  above to my copy of RevTools and the problem was solved.
> The beauty of this is you can switch it on/off at will... 
> 'true' for plugin deployment and 'false' for plugin development.
> /H
> Hugh Senior
> Scripter's Scrapbook:  http://www.FlexibleLearning.com/ssbk.htm
> ------------------------------------------------
> >  There is, presently no way I can figure to make a plugin 
> immune from  
> > Rev's drap and drop of controls.
> You're so right, Hugh! I opened  Fred Rinaldi's RegEx builder 
> plugin and dragged a button right on top of  it!
> > At the moment, the revTools palette locks messages (so no  trapping 
> > events) and only tests if visible and modifiable (unreliable).  My 
> > suggestion is a 'blessed' property of some nature that the plugin  
> > author and revTools both implement as a common identifier.
> How  about something simple like: don't do this for any 
> stacks that are in the  plugins folder?
> Ken Ray
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