[ANN] GLX Application Framework

Jerry Daniels jerry at daniels-mara.com
Mon Mar 31 12:41:56 EDT 2008


Not only is Trevor's GLX App Framework cool, it's time tested. This is  
not the first generation of app framework he's done over the years.  
And I believe he uses GLX App Framework for ScreenSteps, which is  
really starting to get some notoriety via TUAW (The Unofficial Apple  
Website) and other places. And he documented GLX App Framework in  
ScreenSteps. Wow...I feel myself slipping into a Trevor-induced  
infinite regress.

Best,

Jerry Daniels

Daniels & Mara, Inc.
Makers of GLX2
http://www.daniels-mara.com/glx2

On Mar 31, 2008, at 11:19 AM, Mark Smith wrote:

> This looks really impressive - thanks, Trevor!
>
> M
>
> On 31 Mar 2008, at 14:38, Trevor DeVore wrote:
>
>> Hey,
>>
>> Today I'm announcing the GLX Application Framework. The GLX  
>> Application Framework provides a foundation of common building  
>> blocks for building applications in Revolution (2.8.1 and above) on  
>> OS X (10.3 and above) and Windows (2000, XP and Vista). The  
>> framework takes care of common tasks such as splash stacks, loading  
>> stacks and externals at launch, working with user preferences, auto  
>> updating and more. This leaves you free to focus on coding the  
>> features specific to your application and not reinventing the wheel  
>> each time you start a new project.
>>
>> The framework is free to use in your personal or commercial projects.
>>
>> -- Tutorials --
>> I have started to create tutorials to help people get started. If  
>> there is anything that isn't clear or additional questions you have  
>> you can submit comments at the end of a lesson. The tutorials are  
>> available here:
>> <http://glxapp.screenstepslive.com/>
>>
>> -- Download --
>> If the framework still seems interesting after looking at the  
>> tutorials you can download the framework files here:
>> <http://www.bluemangolearning.com/developer/revolution/glxapp_framework/glx_application_framework.zip 
>> >
>>
>> -- Additional Info --
>> When I first started using Revolution I wished that there was a  
>> quick way of getting an application and all of the standard  
>> application features up and running when I started a new project.  
>> At my company this framework has slowly evolved with each new  
>> project and was built with that goal in mind. By making this  
>> framework available to the community I hope that others will find  
>> it useful as well and contribute improvements where they can.
>>
>> The framework does not currently have Linux support because we do  
>> not create applications for Linux. Someone is welcome to add  
>> support for this. Contact me if you are interested and we can  
>> discuss what would need to be done.
>>
>> There are still some parts of the framework that are not documented  
>> yet (i.e. the undo manager and the innards of the auto update  
>> mechanism) so if you are poking around in the scripts and come  
>> across something that isn't answered anywhere then send an email.  
>> There are probably some parts that don't work exactly how one might  
>> want. If you come across something that fits into this category  
>> please mention it, or better yet, improve it and submit the change.
>>
>> -- Special Thanks --
>> Thanks to Daniels & Mara for the use of the GLX name. I think it is  
>> much cooler than anything else I could think of. Jerry has created  
>> tools that help Revolution developers be far more productive and  
>> hopefully this framework will help do the same. GLX2 is the must- 
>> have script editor for Revolution developers and is available at http://daniels-mara.com/glx2/ 
>> .
>>
>> If you have questions, suggestions or would like to contribute a  
>> modification to the framework please send an email to glxapp at  
>> bluemangolearning dot com.
>>
>> Have fun!
>>
>> -- 
>> Trevor DeVore
>> Blue Mango Learning Systems
>> www.bluemangolearning.com    -    www.screensteps.com
>>
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