Discussion concerning: New dialog for ports

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Nov 29 15:18:33 UTC 2012

On Thu, 29 Nov 2012, Ilya A. Arkhipov wrote:

> 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

Sounds familiar. :)  Two lines for text would be good.

> - 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

Might want to call that "Port License" or such.  Otherwise, it looks 
like it will show the license of the dialog program.

> - 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 ;)

Thanks for working on this!

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