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Month: November 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Tim: Regression: Alt key broken too

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:07:29 -0500
>> I can definitely understand that!  Why don't you stick with the Oct. 29
>> build until I figure out what happened. :-)
> Sure. My desktop is again stable with the Oct. 29 package set. I save my
> package sets for this exact purpose. :)
> Somebody has to test GIT on a continual basis or these bugs would remain
> undiscovered for long periods. You know me --- I can break, er test,
> things as fast as you patch them. :) Some breakage is expected but
> sometimes the breakage impairs usability. I was almost tolerating the menu
> item highlighting breakage but the loss of the sequential Alt key killed
> me.
> I only get frustrated when we are not informed of these major overhauls
> and the commit page doesn't update for several days at a time. We then
> have no forewarning of potential breakage or what to test (people using
> the GIT branch accept that they test every day). When the commit page is
> current I can figure out what to reverse to help debug. When the commit
> page isn't updated there is no way not to know there are subsequent
> commits. At that point trying to reverse anything becomes classic
> spaghetti. Well, there probably is a way with a fancy script of some sort
> to parse each module's commits, but I don't have anything like that.
> I guess the whole point is with a lack of communication the proverbial
> left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. :)
> Darrell

Understood. :-)  I'll take a look at the commits page tomorrow; it should
be updating at least twice a day.

The style overhaul grew out of a little project that turned out to be much
larger than I had thought.  I have actually been working on the style
engine for months now, and while it is very close to being usable with
other toolkits there are still some problems remaining.