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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #375 on: September 07, 2011, 07:07:42 pm »
Would it be possible to retain the last five versions of a program through GarbageCollects?  This would probably be sufficient, though I didn't request it earlier because I figured it'd be hard to pull off. :-\
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #376 on: September 07, 2011, 07:29:23 pm »
Would it be possible to have an option to turn these deleted versions into nondeleted Appvars?
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #377 on: September 08, 2011, 12:49:37 am »
Would it be possible to have an option to turn these deleted versions into nondeleted Appvars?
In-place, no. A new appvar would have to be created with a copy of the contents. (Note that "turn ... into" implies in-place)
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #378 on: September 08, 2011, 02:24:21 am »
Would there be a way to select lists and matrices so they can be copied to the current text buffer?  It always bugged me how TI was too lazy to do it themselves.  
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #379 on: September 08, 2011, 04:04:07 am »
continuing on with the whole "revert to a previous file version" topic, what would be really nice is an option, after having finished editing an archived program, to either get rid of the changes you made (in case you accidentally cleared something important) or save it back to the archive. there was some app or other that had that feature, and i was disappointed when Doors didn't.

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #380 on: September 08, 2011, 06:56:00 am »
continuing on with the whole "revert to a previous file version" topic, what would be really nice is an option, after having finished editing an archived program, to either get rid of the changes you made (in case you accidentally cleared something important) or save it back to the archive. there was some app or other that had that feature, and i was disappointed when Doors didn't.
CalcUtil allows this, although so does zStart.  In zStart, you pull a battery if you don't want to save changes (and you're editing from archive and have all your important stuff in archive as well).

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #381 on: September 08, 2011, 10:32:54 am »
Would it be possible to have an option to turn these deleted versions into nondeleted Appvars?
In-place, no. A new appvar would have to be created with a copy of the contents. (Note that "turn ... into" implies in-place)
I meant as a copy. Quit inferring things! :P
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #382 on: September 12, 2011, 07:44:51 pm »
Alright, this new version is awesome.  Why didn't I upgrade sooner?!
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #383 on: September 12, 2011, 10:21:04 pm »
I think the best idea for recovery is to have only the changes be saved into an appvar - that is, "diff" the old and new programs, and then save the changes into the appvar. When the developer needs to revert, zStart just reads the appvar and reverses the changes. That way, if you're writing a 10k BASIC program, you're not backing up 10k.

Speaking of "10k programs", it may also be a good idea to have a keyhook while editing the program or in the edit menu to select which programs to keep track of. Of course, there are people who may wish to simply backup everything, so perhaps an option in the zStart app whether to backup selectively or all? (Maybe even whitelist/blacklist! OK, that's probably overkill... :P)

Also, a feature suggestion - virtual desktops! (Or multiple desktops!)
OK, calculators are not desktops, but what if you could switch between homescreen states? Or even save them?
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I'm in AP Chem, and I have this on my screen.

I just finished class, and am now moving on to AP Physics. I made a mistake on my HW, so I'd like to see what I did last night. *presses [ON] + [->]* Ahh, here we go...


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...and so on. I'll admit that those examples are pretty stupid, but you get the gist of the idea.
The entries should be saved as well, not just the screen.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #384 on: September 12, 2011, 10:48:30 pm »
Is it possible to make a shortcut to compile with axe inside the program editor. When I'm done making changes, it'd be nice if I could compile from the editor instead of going to the program's name in the editor again.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #385 on: September 12, 2011, 10:53:09 pm »
a feature suggestion - virtual desktops! (Or multiple desktops!)
OK, calculators are not desktops, but what if you could switch between homescreen states? Or even save them?
[...]
...and so on. I'll admit that those examples are pretty stupid, but you get the gist of the idea.
The entries should be saved as well, not just the screen.
What are your thoughts?
This might do-able...?  Maybe as simple as saving the entries menu somewhere and execute the lines, simulating homescreen activity (tho not running programs, that could get annoying really fast XD)
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #386 on: September 12, 2011, 11:07:16 pm »
Is it possible to make a shortcut to compile with axe inside the program editor. When I'm done making changes, it'd be nice if I could compile from the editor instead of going to the program's name in the editor again.
Quigibo would have to create an axe entry point if he hasn't already, but yes its possible

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #387 on: September 13, 2011, 12:02:40 am »
There's already an entry point because you can press ON+Enter in the program edit menu with zstart. I'm just wondering how hard it would be with all the edit stuff being open.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #388 on: September 13, 2011, 08:38:36 am »
Oic wat you mean lol
It should be possible from the editor

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
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a feature suggestion - virtual desktops! (Or multiple desktops!)
OK, calculators are not desktops, but what if you could switch between homescreen states? Or even save them?
[...]
...and so on. I'll admit that those examples are pretty stupid, but you get the gist of the idea.
The entries should be saved as well, not just the screen.
What are your thoughts?
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