[brailleblaster] Re: Improved GUI

  • From: François Ouellette <braille@xxxxxxx>
  • To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:30:30 -0400

John: thanks for the tip about code formatting, I will keep in mind
readability of the code for users of a Braille display. Putting the
updated program modules in a clone may be the best approach. I also
keep a list of all the program files that get changed. While adding
new GUI features I also make sure the command-line version still
works. Regression testing is good!


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM, John J. Boyer
<john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Francois,,
> Thanks for the update. Here are a few thoughts.
> It would be good to indent four spaces instead of a full tab stop. This
> sems to be gaining favor, and it also makes the code easier to read on a
> Braille display.
> I'm thinking that I should give you commit privelege, so we can start
> testing your code for accessibility with various screenreaders. Unless
> you are already writing your code in a clone of the repository, you
> would have to create one and then copy the classes into the appropriate
> subdirectories. If you create new classes you will have to add them to
> the repository. Let me know if you have questions.
> John
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 11:07:41PM -0400, Francois wrote:
>> Hi guys, just an update on what I am doing.  There were hard-to-catch
>> bugs in the UTD class, it seemed like all the navigation methods were
>> written to find XML elements as the first of every children list, and
>> that only one of them was expected! And because the search for
>> elements is done in a threaded way in order to keep the window free,
>> and methods are called recursively, things are tricky to debug.
>> Fortunately Eclipse is very good at helping the debugging. We are
>> getting there!
>> Best regards,
>> François
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> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities

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