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Author Topic: Announcing a New Project  (Read 3027 times)

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Announcing a New Project
« on: June 27, 2007, 04:57:14 AM »
I've started work on a brand new project.

Unlike the SkyIDE project, this one is aimed at ordinary desktop users.

It's a little toolbar similar to the MS Office 95 shortcut bar that fits into the title bar but mine will run on steroids -- it will be much more powerful. I believe it will have features not present in any other toolbar program and it will be very flexible.

Some features that I just completed:

Once fitted onto the titlebar, you have two little handles. Grab the left handle and the toolbar expands to the left. Grab the right handle (on the right edge) and it expands to the right. Press Ctrl and grab the right or left handle, the toolbar detaches itself off the titlebar and it is movable.

The rest of the features cannot be disclosed for now :D I have some big ideas and I am confident I can do it all :)


Is there any free screen recording app where I can record a video of what I do in a flash format? I want to show you how it behaves. It is really cool.



« Last Edit: June 27, 2007, 05:01:45 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 05:30:57 AM »
By the way, it sizes appropriately to the title bar's height and the buttons size appropriately too.

I will reveal the key features very soon, once I have them running :)

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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 08:42:57 AM »
if you're having fun, go for it -- but keep in mind their are a LOT of well established toolbar launchers.  i'd love to see you work on a project soon in an area which is less crowded.  with skyide for example, you are doing such good work but it's a damn uphill battle to match the teams working on codeblocks, etc.

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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 08:57:09 AM »
I'd definitelly be interested in a demo!
DC has a great user base, i bet you could get some great ideas here too ;)

As for the "record to flash movie" thing, you probably should take a look at the ScreenCasting review, here on DC!

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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 09:11:13 AM »
Is it a launcher or a configurable, app specific toolbar? Currently, I use Skrommels Barnacle which is very neat.

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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 09:57:21 AM »
Is there any free screen recording app where I can record a video of what I do in a flash format? I want to show you how it behaves. It is really cool.

Might want to check out the demo of Camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp) - might be able to produce something with the 30-day trial.

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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 04:07:23 AM »
Thanks a lot a guys! I will post a download link soon. The toolbar at its present state doesn't do much but it does demonstrate its flexibility. Sorry for my later reply. I just got home from my work.

mouser: thanks for the SkyIDE encouragement :) Yes, it is pretty tough to compete against teams such as Code::Blocks. I can only try my best....and for some reason, I keep thinking I am not trying hard enough.

Also, yes, this toolbar is quite fun. It exposes me to APIs that I haven't dealt with before. So that's another reason to code it, learning, exploring new stuff. There is one section where I might stall as I don't have a clue how to implement it. I will have to Google around on that. I hope not to spend too much time on it.

Yes, I know what I said above, I am confident I can code it all but I might be able to code a work around :D
« Last Edit: June 28, 2007, 04:10:03 AM by SkyIDE »

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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 04:29:05 AM »
Hi,

for a free, flash capable, screencasting tool have a look at WINK.

Get it from: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

HTH
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Re: Announcing a New Project
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2007, 01:03:01 AM »
Thanks Joto, I checked out Wink, looks like a good program! I think Flash tutorials will be a good idea to demonstrate how to use SkyIDE instead of writing it all up.