Richmond richmondmathewson at
Thu Jun 4 02:22:24 EDT 2015

On 04/06/15 00:09, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Richmond wrote:
>> Where is the Full IDE prototype . . . ?
>> This is odd, as it states that a Full IDE Prototype depends on Widgets
>> and Themes, which just is not true:
>> an alternative IDE can be cobbled together right now - I mucked around
>> with the revToolbar palette extensively way back
>> with version 2.0 - RunRev started up peddling an alternative IDE to
>> MetaCard.
> It's true that each of us can imagine our own future IDE, and if we 
> imagine one that can be built with the current engine then we could 
> decide to spend our time askin why the team doesn't set aside the v7 
> fixes we asked them to do yesterday to build this new imagined IDE today.
> But you may recall a thread from about three weeks ago in which an 
> earnest member of this list asked a similar question and included a 
> screen shot of RunRev's mock-up, which prompted yours truly to reply 
> with a note that the new UI will require things the engine simply 
> doesn't have today:
> <>

I wonder why a "Viewer" is necessary. Surely all a "Full IDE" is [going 
on the basis of the picture that was bandied about during the Kickstarter
thing] is a way in which all the stacks/palettes that constitute the IDE 
are "glued together" at their sides so they cover the end-user's desktop
with IDE furniture rather than a backdrop?


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