Re: [peditors] pToolSet - request a new feature
- I suspected. Thanks.
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From: John Markley <jmmjr@...>
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On Thu, 31 May 2007 11:01:18 -0400 J Messeder <jmesseder@...> wrote:
>Question about v8.11 -- when I get to the machine where I'd read the
>manual and actually do the install -- will I find I have to delete 8.09,
>or just load 8.11 over top of it?
Over the top.
via T|X & wifi /Snapper + pEditTool
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- OK... I hereby undo my seconding of the motion.
And good question about Palm...
On Sunday 03 June 2007, Paul Nevai wrote:
> Dear John & All:
> On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 09:42:10PM -0400, John Markley wrote:
> > is that it's so good now that folks are having a hard time coming up
> > with ideas. The best source of good ideas for feature requests are
> > usually unrequited wants encountered in in-the-trenches real life use.
> > Apparently all needs are being met. *We can't have this*!! Have to
> > keep Paul's spectacularly inventive skills honed.
> > So here's one. I have many times wished for this but never asked
> > because looking at the form it seemed to me un-doable due to spatial
> > restraints. But maybe not. Who am I to decide that (ans., not
> > qualified). Consequently -- Currently pMasterTool has options to be
> > displayed to right, left, or center. But, how about double-column,
> > full width of the portait screen. This would give first-look, one-page
> > access to (nearly) twice as many modules. Could present significant
> > spatial problems, but who better to solve that than our benefactor who
> > is entreating for feature requests (and who at this moment is watching
> > the Cavs led the Pistons, once again, by 3 points).
> NOTE. Navigating pMasterTool with the 5-way and with the hard buttons is
> very easy so I really don't see a need for a multi-column solution. I bet
> most of you never realized this. Bring up pMasterTool and hit the 4th hard
> button. Hit the first. Do you see what happens?
> Can't be done as a list. Could be done as a regular dialog such as
> LapTopHack but then (i) this would be a total rewrite of pMasterTool, and
> (ii) then customized versions would not be available.
> On the other hand, it can be done as a table [e.g., pedit's ListView is a
> table], but then (i) this would take months to do, and (ii), most
> importantly, support and updates for the current version would be
> eliminated. Supporting 2 separate versions is simply impractical.
> I'd be willing to implement it if all other feature requests, including
> bug-fixes were suspended for, say, 4 months.
> I can't release any bug fix while I am doing a major rewrite.
> I could freeze pToolSet, no more updates whatsoever, and move on to
> pToolSet2 [the name pToolSetPro is already taken]. Of course, pToolSet2
> would require a brand new registration. Plus a brand new manual. This is
> not something I am not willing to do.
> What I could do is that I freeze pMasterTool and add pMasterTool2. This
> would create a lots of unhappy pMasterTool users since new features of
> pToolSet would not show up in pMasterTool only in pMasterTool2.
> You see, logistically speaking, I have no idea what could be done.
> QUESTION. How can we guarantee that Palm will not be out of business when I
> finish the work?
> All=my=best, Paul
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