Discussion concerning: New dialog for ports

Ilya A. Arkhipov ruM1cRO at yandex.ru
Thu Nov 29 13:12:58 UTC 2012

Hi Folks,

Few week ago I started work on new dialog for ports, main idea it's adding functionality, I guess you know ;)
I took checklist.c from libdialog and modified it for us. Regarding license, I discussed with Thomas E. Dickey(author dialog) he said I can't change LGPL to BSD but it should not be a problem.
What we have now:
- check + radio lists in on box (and yes we can put off radiobox)
- separate line with text
- dynamic width/height size
- all features from checklist.c :)
-- mouse support
-- hotkey for find a lines
My plan:
- add Help button/F1/alt-h/esc-1 (actually don't know how will be better)
- button for license
- fixing bugs >_<
- start work on parsing receiving data, after that should be ready for testing.

Regarding parsing data I want discuss here. Wanna correct understand what will be better, now I have few variants:
1. Get all data from env. variables
2. Use the same with old dialog style, I mean receive from STDIN
3. From file? <- guess bad idea
Your ideas?

And certainly screeshots:
Big description(just for test);
  In X -- http://imm.io/NkVR
  In Terminal -- https://www.dropbox.com/s/bzt8zszpk40jrso/2012-11-29%2014.59.53.jpg
With license button:
  in X -- http://imm.io/Nl9K

You can find my repo there: https://bitbucket.org/m1cro/d4p/. I'll be happy for all response ;)

With Best Regards,
Ilya A. Arkhipov

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