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Author Topic: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!  (Read 9579 times)

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Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« on: September 12, 2006, 09:24:28 AM »
Updated: beta 2

For those interested, here's a beta of v1.2. I'd like you to bash this in every possible way, and if you can make it crash please do tell me. Do *anything* you can to play tricks on the executable.

This is a pretty good indication of what 1.2 will bring. The text import and export aren't finished yet though, in the beta they both work on c:\stream.txt - final version will of course have a the usual pick-a-file dialog.

Post any findings, suggestions, and hate mails here.

PS: I haven't had any problems on my own box, but this is *BETA* - don't do do anything without backups.
- carpe noctem
« Last Edit: September 13, 2006, 10:02:12 AM by f0dder »

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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 06:10:53 AM »
Okay, so far...

Seems that some people have forgot to read the accompanying text files :), the current file->import and file->export always import from / export to c:\stream.txt - pick-a-file dialog boxes will be added before release.

A bug has been identified, you will always be asked if you want to save modfications, even if file hasn't been modified.

Both issues fixed in beta2 :)
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« Last Edit: September 13, 2006, 10:02:42 AM by f0dder »

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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 09:33:27 AM »
Thank you for your work, Mr. f0dder! I will find some time to test.

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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 10:03:18 AM »
Beta2 uploaded... final should hopefully be ready for the 15th as promised 8)
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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 12:18:08 PM »
Can't seem to get the custom font working.  I've added the registry values, but it doesn't seem to change.  Could you perhaps provide a little more detail on this feature?  Thanks again for the great work.

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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 12:29:47 PM »
The history.txt file states:

"- you can now specify a custom font. I haven't added a GUI setting for this,
  but it's tweakable from regedit. You can create font_face:string and
  font_size:dword values under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\flork\fSekrit .


I ran some tracing against the Registry, and it appears that it is looking for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\flork.dk\fSekrit and the Keys it's looking for are "fontface" and "fontsize" (no underscores).

It works fine once I make these modifications.  Great work!

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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2006, 02:21:12 PM »
I'm curious about why it's stored in the registry and not somewhere in the exe when it's rebuilt/saved?  It's not the end of the world, but I love the idea of totally self contained :)

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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2006, 04:43:28 PM »
ep: oops, thanks for pointing that out. The underscore'd names are the variable names I use in the code, forgot the registry names didn't have underscores. Thanks for pointing out, history.txt updated. flork vs. flork.dk was a stupid slip-up as well.

allen: registry was the easiest way, considering I don't (currently) have a font GUI picker. Also, I use a font not present on most machines (Jibz' wonderful Dina font, so for me it was logical to keep it as a registry setting. No, I will not support embedded fonts, too much code for what fSekrit is.

But I'm considering a GUI font picker, and might embed the font settings.
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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006, 04:55:21 PM »
I certainly didn't/don't mean to promote embedded fonts, just settings -- if not via  gui, what if you simply made it possible to specify some settings in the text file itself, much the way wikis do.  Like if [font:courier] was line 1 of the file, use courier font.  Not real important, but an idea -- I just happen to loathe the registry :)

As for dina, which I myself use, I wouldn't mind an alternate download with it embedded so I could view the text in a familiar font even when away from home.  I certainly wouldn't want to bloat the primary fsekrit with an embedded font though. Its tiny-ness is one aspect of fsekrits beauty.

Other news--I've converted most of my fsekrit files to the current beta using import, have yet to run into any problems.

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Re: Beta: fSekrit 1.2 needs bashing!
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2006, 07:24:09 PM »
Version 1.2 has been released - so I'm closing this topic :)
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