Dictionary alternatives

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 02:01:12 CET 2016


Thanks Ali.  Thats one of the things I tried, but got no keys after
arraydecode. I'll go back and see what I did wrong.  Appreciate it.

Sorry for the tangent richard, alas, now i'm interested in making this
work, so i'm off to beat my head against the brick wall again.

On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

> I appreciate all the good ideas about rolling my own interim fix for this,
> but perhaps I should clarify my interest:
>
> Part of my soon-to-be-release devolution 4.0 toolkit includes the ability
> to switch between standard IDE components and community-based
> alternatives.  For example, it has a "Browser" button that lets you choose
> between the Project Browser, App Browser, or Navigator.
>
> The one common IDE component I can't find an alternative for is the
> Dictionary.  Many years ago there was the MC Dict, but I stopped
> maintaining that once I migrated my work to LiveCode v4.6.4.
>
> BVG Docu was a very nice alternative, but I'm unsure whether it's still
> being maintained for v8 forward.  With the changes to the structure of the
> Dictionary content in v8 I would imagine some non-trivial work would be
> required to rewrite that to import into Docu.
>
> So yes, lots of good options for rolling my own.  LC is very flexible and
> a joy to work with, and as well suited for making Dictionary viewers as
> anything else.
>
> But my goal here is simpler: I'm just looking for currently-maintained
> Dictionary solutions in our community to make sure they're represented as
> alternatives in devolution once it's released.  It would be nice to offer
> at least one if we have a current one in our community, or more if there
> are other such projects I'm unfamiliar with.
>
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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