use-revolution digest, Vol 1 #74 - 15 msgs

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Wed Dec 19 16:02:00 EST 2001


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> Today's Topics:
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>    1. Re: Scrollable cards? (Paul Selden)
>    2. RE: FTP & Chipp's FTP'r (Chipp Walters)
>    3. an addition test (Richard Crispin)
>    4. Distribution builder (1.1): folding stacks
> into mainfile? (Ben Rubinstein)
>    5. Re: Scrollable cards? (Sarah Reichelt)
>    6. Re: Distribution builder (1.1): folding stacks
> into mainfile? (Andre Rombauts)
>    7. Re: Distribution builder (1.1): folding stacks
> into mainfile? (Andre Rombauts)
>    8. Unpack XCMD? (Nelson Zink)
>    9. Re: How do I set the textStyle from a button?
> (David Epstein)
>   10. Re: Unpack XCMD? (Geoff Canyon)
>   11. Re: an addition test (Geoff Canyon)
>   12. How to set the linktext? (Chipp Walters)
>   13. PropList plugin available... (Chipp Walters)
>   14. standalone issues (Steve Messimer)
>   15. Re: standalone issues (Ben Rubinstein)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 18:21:33 +0000
> Subject: Re: Scrollable cards?
> From: Paul Selden <paulselden at mac.com>
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> 
> In a similar vein to David Beck's question. In
> HyperCard I would have 
> used Print Report which used report templates to
> print reasonable 
> letters and other text in A4-sized pages. How is
> this accomplished in 
> Revolution?
> 
> Paul
> 
> 
> --__--__--
> 
> Message: 2
> From: "Chipp Walters" <chipp at chipp.com>
> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: RE: FTP & Chipp's FTP'r
> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 14:02:40 -0600
> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> 
> Troy,
> 
> I'm no expert, but a smart guy I know said that if
> it's not working in
> Active mode you should try setting your FTP server
> to passive mode. See more
> below.
> 
> "Basically, FTP works as follows:
> 1) client connects to server, port 21 (ftp).
> 2) client sends commands like USER and PASS to login
> and other things.
> 3) When client wants to transfer data (for instance,
> doing an ls or
> getting/putting a file) it does this in one of two
> ways:
> Active:
>  The client sends the server an ip address and port
> to connect to.
> The IP address is presumably its own, and the port
> is a random one that
> the client has grabbed.  So, using active mode, all
> data connections are
> done in reverse... the server connects to the
> client.  This causes
> problems for firewalls, understandably.
> Passive:
>  The client requests that the server specify an ip
> address and a
> port to connect to, just as the client would in
> active mode.  This means
> that data connections are made in the same direction
> as the original
> control connection, and so they present far fewer
> firewall problems."
> 
> Though it sounds like you cannot set your server to
> passive mode.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com]On
> Behalf Of Troy Rollins
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 10:23 AM
> To: Revolution
> Subject: FTP & Chipp's FTP'r
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> In my continued testing of Rev's FTP I have so far
> been unable to get a file
> transfer to a specialized FTP server. Incidentally,
> I tested with Chipp's
> FTP'r mini-app as well but received identical
> results since at the lowest
> level the ultimate command used to accomplish the
> transfer was identical.
> 
> Basically, with these particular servers, the login
> and password stuff
> works, but the transfer never happens. The
> interesting part is that with
> virtually any normal FTP client the transfer works
> fine, and iShell allows
> the transfer seamlessly - using the exact same
> command structure e.g. Choose
> the file, then use the
> ftp://user:password@ipaddress/filename.extension
> syntax.
> 
> Could this be some difference in "active/passive"
> mode FTP that is
> happening? Otherwise what could be different about
> the way iShell is
> handling FTP and the way Rev does?
> 
> Thoughts appreciated.
> --
> Troy
> RPSystems
> www.rpsystems.net
> 
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> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 15:30:40 -0500
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> From: Richard Crispin
> <rcrispin at watarts.uwaterloo.ca>
> Subject: an addition test
> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> 
> Hi All
>     I have a program that summarizes some log files.
> One of the things 
> it does is to add up all of the bytes sent for each
> record. I found 
> this to be painfully slow. I was investigating a way
> to speed it up 
> (see the scripts listed below).
>     The data I used was a column of 38,497 numbers
> ranging from 0 to 
> about 750,000,000. The first method involved adding
> each line to a 
> total this took 3,179 ticks. The second method
> involved using the 
> return as the item delimiter and adding each item to
> a total this 
> took 4,632 ticks. I was not happy with these results
> so I tried using 
> the Replace command to replace the returns with a
> comma and then 
> using the Sum command. This took an amazing 3 ticks.
> A considerable 
> savings.
>     I love experimenting.
> Richard
> 
> on mouseup
>    -- force the 3 methods to be compiled
>    put AddColumn1(0) into TB1
>    put AddColumn2(0) into TB2
>    put AddColumn3(0) into TB3
> 
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