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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Work Update

Warning: Non-techy people turn away now. I did not just post this.

Ah yes... I do have a job. Lately, we've all been working hard trying for a public preview of Boxely. You heard it here first, folks! I've been working on... documentation! I just went through much of the Boxely toolkit, updating the comments as we now are now testing an automated documentation generator (a la Doxygen). Hopefully when you download the SDK, you'll marvel at how clear the comments are!

Other than that, there's been some bug fixes. One of the recent changes made in Boxely is that it no longer loads the default toolkit (gadgets.box) when the renderer is instantiated. This is the first step to making Boxely's UI toolkit completely separate from the renderer. While the hope initially was that we'd maintain a global toolkit, and every app would just use/extend that toolkit, everyone seems to want different things, and the global toolkit was packin' on a few pounds. So now, we can leave it up to you: if you want the toolkit, go right ahead and explicitly import it, or you're free to make up a toolkit entirely yourself.

I've been playing around with Vista Build 5472, and I feel like it's time for a little toolkit upgrade ;)


Anonymous Shawn Christopher said...

Rizwan hehe it's funny watching teams go, "Why doesn't this work anymore?" on the listserv..."OHhhhh that's why..."

10:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does one do with a boxley in the first place?

9:19 PM


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