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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilM View Post
    How about "Xoquili"?

    I would like to suggest that the project be open source, available for anyone to inspect and submit changes.

    If the developers need to know anything about the registry settings and what they do just ask any of us Xara guys on the forum. I think I can speak for all of us when I say we'd all be happy to help.

    Phil
    Quite nice, Phil.

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    What I mean by download page (yes, I understand this is jumping ahead too fast but I just want to clarify) is a single page website that we could perhaps host at MAGIX that would be a simple page with a download link for the new utility and a link to the open source repository (SourceForge or what ever Grace decides on) Perhaps the page could also include credits and thank you's for anyone who volunteers any work on the project as well as a product description/history and perhaps a dedication in memory of Bill.

    Of all the names we've come up with so far my favourite is XART , not because it's my suggestion but because as well as being an abbreviation for Xara Registry Tool it looks like a word and can be pronounced like a word. I suppose we could go XARE for Xara Registry Editor but I think that's coming too close to Xara and could lead to confusion.

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    I think it would be a good idea to have Sledger's input here as he worked very closely with Bill on this project. I don't know whether he had access to Bill's source code etc but I'm sure he'd have some important input.
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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    I'm sure any input from Steve would be welcomed.

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    Though a great idea to have xareg up to date.
    But shouldn't these regedit adjustments be under options within the program ?
    Since PhilM is glad help he'd might shed some light on this as why it isn't

    Hans

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    Quote Originally Posted by haakoo View Post
    But shouldn't these regedit adjustments be under options within the program?
    Very good question!

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Bramhill View Post
    I think it would be a good idea to have Sledger's input here as he worked very closely with Bill on this project. I don't know whether he had access to Bill's source code etc but I'm sure he'd have some important input.
    I think by now Steve has seen this thread, and more importantly he knows he's welcome to contribute. Yes, input would be much appreciated, Steve, and you'd be right next to a partner in spirit.

    Even if I don't design or add anything to this project, I'm still very, very pleased to know that the community is doing something for the community, and that it's a fitting tribute to the memory of Bill Taylor. I love "Xoquili" as a name, by the way, but if it's not chosen, Bill is honored by the project in no small way regardless.

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    There are two reasons for not providing UI in the program for all of the options in the registry:
    1. The extra options stored in the registry are variously; specialised/arcane/dangerous/experimental/not-commonly-used/not-officially-supported/old/enabling-legacy-behaviour. They are not things that will be useful to the vast majority of users.
    2. The Options dialog would be huge if it had to represent all this stuff and would intimidate most users. Similarly the documentation for the options would be enormous and difficult to maintain.

    Phil

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    I agree with Phil. Most including me could really mess up their program. I generally shy away from anything that messes with the registry simply because I don't know what I am doing. My son does muck with the registry a little if necessary but he does so with caution knowing full well the dangers. I like the name "Xoquili" and if there is anything I can do to help I will. I sincerely hope Steve joins in this project and I am sure his input would be invaluable.
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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    You know, if there are any registry entries added to this project, perhaps someone should check out "Dear Xara" and see what's do-able or a popular request.

    For example, long-time users had wanted the Spacebar used to switch the current tool to the previous, for toggling while tasking. And a stand-alone tweak was created, I believe, on Gary P.'s Shareware list on the Xone.

    So if there's anything neat but non-volatile that seems to be a popular Wish List request, would it hurt to consider one or two?

    Just my 2,

    Gary

 

 

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