Re: Radio buttons on dialogs
- Yes, bugs are inevitable, especially for a program like LB that has to deal with the nitty gritty of graphical interfaces in a landscape of ever-changing operating systems with their own sets of bugs.
I'm not trying to disparage LB because of the bugs, just to point them out and, hopefully, find a method to deal with them. It can require a lot of time to realize that a problem is caused by a bug, and then to track down exactly what the bug is. So anyone who can find one is doing everyone a favor by documenting it.
--- In email@example.com, "Stefan Pendl" <pendl2megabit@...> wrote:
> > Liberty Basic has a lot of bugs. I have been trying to figure
> > out ways to adapt to those bugs. All I'm trying to do here is
> > to warn people that radio buttons in dialogs in LB can cause
> > havoc. Use check boxes. Or, if you like havoc, use radio buttons.
> Sure, there are bugs in any computer program.
> Some of the LB bugs are inherited from the Smalltalk Tool Kit used to develop LB and some are homemade.
> The homemade ones are usually fixed by Carl, if the Smalltalk release allows this.
> The ones inherited from Smalltalk are to be fixed by using a newer Smalltalk version for LB5.
> The Smalltalk release used to develop LB4 was released when Windows 95 and 98 were the current Windows releases.
> There have been updates to the Smalltalk Tool Kit, but Windows XP and Vista are not on the list of fully supported platforms for
> this Smalltalk Tool Kit.
> Carl has changed to a more recent Smalltalk Development Kit for LB5 to be able to resolve those issues inherited from the Smalltalk
> Those are just my thoughts and observations.
> Stefan Pendl
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