Opened 16 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#1173 closed enhancement (wontfix)

standard api subset across all widgets

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by: bill
Priority: low Milestone: 1.0
Component: Widgets Version: 0.3
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


Years ago my company made a conceptually similar slick tool for Motif and C development under Unix. The company and product are ancient history, but we had a cool api. The idea was to have a minimal standard set of functions that behaved the same for all widgets and was well documented. For example awidget.setValue(xxx) would put xxx in a text entry field, or select element xxx in a list or set a checkbox true if xxx was true.

I'm only a newbie+ at this time, and do not know js well enough to help yet. But watching the "chatter" on the news group makes me think that it would help alot. Perhaps in another 2 weeks I'll know enough to help.

BTW, we went through all the same grief that you are going through in the beginning, but later were made the standard for the USAF I-CASE program - also now defunct :(

cool product, looking forward to seeing it reach critical mass, in a good way.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by dylan

Component: GeneralWidgets
Milestone: 0.6
Owner: changed from anonymous to bill
Version: 0.50.3

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Adam Peller

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The widget system has gone a rewrite (at least) since then. If there are specific issues remaining, perhaps we could discuss on the forum or through new tickets.

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