[pedevel] A couple of questions...

  • From: Oliver Tappe <pedevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pedevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 12:37:59 +0200

Hello everyone,

There are several things about Pe I do not quite understand, so maybe one 
of you can throw some light on this:

- In the color-prefs, there are several "alternative" entries and you can 
specify an alternative font, too. How does one activate the "alternative" 
mode such that the alt-colors and alt-font are being used? The docs don't 
mention the alternative mode at all...

- Christian mentioned that the modifiers used for word-wise navigation with 
the cursor keys in Pe is different from the one being used in Beam, which 
is annoying (Pe uses <Cmd> and <Opt>, while Beam uses <Ctrl>). I'd like to 
implement consistency here, but I wonder what would be the "correct" 
modifier to use. In Beam, I have chosen B_CONTROL_KEY, which in fact is the 
non-Command metakey (i.e. <Alt> if <Ctrl> is used for shortcuts and <Ctrl> 
if <Alt> is used for shortcuts). The reason for this was that this way the 
arrow keys can still be used for menu-shortcuts, which might be useful. 
Should we change Pe's behaviour to use B_CONTROL_KEY in order to free the 
cursor-keys for menu-shortcuts? And does it make sense to use B_OPTION_KEY 
for word-wise navigation, too, or would you prefer using it for yet some 
other kind of navigation (which one)?

- Does anyone know how the Mark-shortcut works? I tried to set a mark and 
use it afterwards, but Pe always complains about the mark not being set. Is 
it a bug, a feature or am I doing something wrong?

- During the last Begeistert, Scholly very kindly bribed me into putting up 
a new Pe release to BeBits >:o) So I would like to do that now, maybe as a 
weekly build (I can't provide a nightly build, as I'd have to do it 
manually). In order to separate this release from all others, I have 
upgraded Pe's version to 2.3. Please tell me if you can think of anything 
else I should do before releasing Pe to BeBits.


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