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#1 2009-11-12 12:07:39

filo5
Diamond Creator
From: Catford, London, UK
Registered: 2009-10-08
Posts: 253
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Diamond on other platforms

There are some guidelines for make Diamond for other platforms:

Interface

- Ribbons are not needed
- The interface should look similar to Diamond for Windows ( MinkoSoft Diamond )
- - Meaning that the window layout should be the same (Split Panel -> Left[Some sort of headergroup(text: Emerald programming help)-> Split Panel -> Top[Split Panel (forming some sort of Explorer view)];Bottom[Browser component (to view help files)] ];Right[Text editor with highlighting (Scintilla's probably the best)])
- Keep the Diamond logo
- About box should look the same

Behaviour

- Should behave similarly to Diamond for Windows ( MinkoSoft Diamond )
- Should read the Emerald help XML files (I'm working on that system)

Other

- If it's possible, share your ideas: We all want to do it better
- Let's make it as similar as we only can; we don't want users complaining about how Diamond for Mac and this for Windows are different.
- Try to do some Easter Eggs* if you want.

Why?
Diamond aims to be a better deal for creating Emerald projects. Better sprite editors, in-place help, share your projects to several** web services with just one click, robust debugging*** - it's all here!

*Easter Egg - usually hidden program "feature", like hidden picture of yours or a mini-game; accessible after doing some things that normal users won't do.
**If it's only possible. The services would be Twitter and Facebook (via Filesocial), probably EmeraldExchange (codename for native Emerald projects site). Will depend on configuration and internet connection.
***Depends on Diamond for [Platform] development and Emerald development.
When the text is in italics, it means the feature's fate is uncertain.


So now you know what's Diamond gonna be...


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