[Lazarus] [FEATURE REQUEST] Tip of the day

William Ferreira williamoferreira at outlook.com
Thu Sep 4 22:18:01 CEST 2014


and if make it loads from the laz wiki? maybe help centering all data...

Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:06:53 -0400
From: skalogryz.lists at gmail.com
To: lazarus at lists.lazarus.freepascal.org
Subject: Re: [Lazarus] [FEATURE REQUEST] Tip of the day

The problem with "tip of the day", is that it must be maintained according to the IDE updates.
"Tip of the day" would be useless (and harmful), if it suggests a feature that's no longer in the IDE.


Another complication of the "TOTD" is that it needs to be translated. Otherwise it's also useless, if the IDE runs in a language different that IDE.

"TOTD" must also be "environment" aware. Just as on your example - there're hot-keys present. But a user could modify the hot-keys for themselves. As well as "default" hot key layout is different from OS to OS.  So the implementation is not as trivial as "just read the list of html pages and tips foldere and present them to a user on start".


To summarize: adding "TOTD" to Lazarus will increase the maintenance cost of the system!

Instead of having TOTD - wiki pages should be popularized. 
Reason - much greater number of people could contribute to it. Removing a need of developers (or release builders) to maintain the set of "tips" in IDE.

Also articles and personal blogs do typically cover a lot of "tips" that could be found in TOTD.

thanks,
Dmitry



On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM, silvioprog <silvioprog at gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,
I'm using AS (Android Studio) for Android development, and AS have a very nice feature: "Tip of the day" window, that appear in IDE startup.



Please see this screenshot showing the feature:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/135304375/tip.png



Seems very nice to implement this feature in Lazarus IDE. :-)
Thanks!
-- 
Silvio Cl├ęcio
My public projects - github.com/silvioprog


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