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Post by chipsm » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:25 pm

I want to know why this plugin is not listed with the other externals on the LiveCode Externals Page.
I consider this to be a really worthwhile plugin and more attention should be given this plugin.
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:23 pm

1. Which page? URL?

2. Maybe because it's a plugin and not an external?

I agree it would be nice to raise visibility for plugins where the author puts in extra time for excellent fit-and-finish as Peter has. And my understanding is that the new RevOnline being designed is likely going to help with that. But we may have to be patient: we keep asking the team to do so much engine work (this week a lot of focus is on Apple's backward compatibility issues in iOS 10) that I don't yet have a deadline for the revOnline update.

We may be able to make a page for that on the Community site. Would you be in a position to help maintain it if we do?
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by chipsm » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:58 pm

What do I need to do?
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:12 pm

Let's start with what we know we want, and later we'll coordinate with the web team to work out how we put it into place.

The goal with a page like this on livecode.org is to celebrate the wealth of plugins and other add-ons in our community that are compatible with the Community Edition.

So one way to get that started would be to make a spreadsheet or even a simple stack with these fields:
- Tool name
- Author
- License type
- Download URL
- Info URL

Can you think of any other fields we might want in such a listing?
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by chipsm » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:21 pm

I'll work on something.
It will be a stack. Sort of: "put my money where my mouth is".
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:51 pm

Stacks are cool, an underappreciated file format. :)

Thanks for helping with this.
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by chipsm » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:01 pm

did you just want a stack with a card showing just fields that we are interested in capturing? Or a Stack that actually works capturing the information?
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:05 pm

At the moment any repository of information is most useful. I'm not sure how we could make something to automate that, since not everyone uses the RIP conventions (see http://livecodejournal.com/features/rip/index.html ), and no other convention has been widely adopted either.
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Re: lcStackBrowser

Post by chipsm » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:00 pm

I just visited the RIP Site and this project has not been updated in quite a while.
I downloaded your RIP Editor and that is pretty cool.
I actually learned some good stuff from your code that I have been wondering how to do in some of my prospective projects.
I think your RIP Editor is the ticket to capturing information for a WEB "Externals" topic catalog for the LiveCode.org page that we have been discussing.
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