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.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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