[Lazarus] [FEATURE REQUEST] Tip of the day

Dmitry Boyarintsev skalogryz.lists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 22:33:42 CEST 2014


And slow down the IDE startup.
Also the wiki would loose it flexibility, since the page must always be
there.

thanks,
Dmitry


On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM, William Ferreira <
williamoferreira at outlook.com> wrote:

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