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Re: new version coming !

From: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:54:53 +0200
Message-Id: <199910220654.IAA13806@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: "John Russell" <VE3LL@RAC.CA>
cc: www-amaya@w3.org, www-amaya-dev.org@admin.cgocable.net
In-reply-to: Your message of Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:33:06 -0400."
> It is good to hear that Amaya will be getting
> a new version soon.  I hope that severl things
> in the user interfaced are fixed for the Windows 9x
> version.  These bugs are:
> 1] checking for video color capabilitiies and 
>    choosing a better pallette when 256 color mode.

I'm not sure that is fixed in the next release.

> 2] checking for video size and positioning windows
>    inside the frame -- windows that open to right
>    side are off edge when small screen in effect.
>    Examples are 'alternate' view and 'structure'.
>    The geometry manager needs tweeking here.

The preference dialogue allows you to change the size of all windows
by just opening them, resize them and call preference->geometry menu
to register current sizes.
For the position you must edit the file Amaya/amaya/HTML.conf

> 3] Attach horizontal scroll bar funtions so wide
>    text screens can be scrolled.  This occurs 
>    when vieing preformated blocks or .txt files

This is in the plan of the future release (at the end of the year).

> 4] The style instruction background needs to be
>    fixed. For example:
>    BODY { background: URL("ivy.gif") white }
>    uses the background file only.
>    BODY { background: white URL("ivy.gif") }
>    also uses only the background file.
>    To be consistant with netscape/explorer interpretation
>    both file and color should be used.
>    Or you could specify it as first valid one is
>    used...  either way Amaya is busted here.

That should be fixed.

> And hopefully more work is also being done on the 
> help files to ease the new users into Amaya.
> Documentation is detailed for advanced users but
> is awkward for new people.

I agree with you. Everybody is welcome to contribute in that effort.

> john russell  VE3LL@RAC.CA
> homepage: http://web.cgocable.net/~jrussel

Received on Friday, 22 October 1999 02:55:04 UTC

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