Dictionary alternatives

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Jan 2 19:34:18 EST 2016


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.

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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