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Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video


2007-03-03 12:09:47 AM
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I've posted video #2 in my one-per-day series. This one shows Delphi 2007
running in Windows XP (natively, not like yesterday's incredibly slow
Vista/VMWare video), and discusses the Castalia navigation toolbar.
twodesk.com/learningcenter/castalia/videos/index.html
--Jacob Thurman
 
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

Jacob,
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I've posted video #2 in my one-per-day series.
Excellent.
Could I suggest that #2 follows #1 [instead of precedes] on the web page.
Having read the page and watched #1 yesterday I just naturally clicked on the
second [lower] link and ended up watching #1 again.
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Dave
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

Jacob,
| I have posted video #2 in my one-per-day series.
Nice job! Thanks.
The audio, at least on my system, is pretty poor. Your voice sounds
like a computer text reader generated voice. <g>
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Q
03/02/2007 13:30:24
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"Q Correll" <XXXX@XXXXX.COM>writes
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The audio, at least on my system, is pretty poor. Your voice sounds
like a computer text reader generated voice. <g>
Sounds pretty good on my system, with a clunky built-in speaker. I guess
it's one of those things that "just depends"....
Cheers,
Van Swofford
Tybee Jet Corp.
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

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The audio, at least on my system, is pretty poor. Your voice sounds
like a computer text reader generated voice. <g>
Ouch! :)
--Jacob
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

Hi Jacob,
I emailed you about this about a year ago, but never heard back. Having just
watched the video, I would like to reiterate my comments:
1) The method combo is hard to use by keyboard, since you can not just type in
a method name - you need to type in the class name first. Since Castillia
already knows the class I am in, it would make sense to display only the
methods of the current class. If someone wanted to go to the method of a
different class, they can select it first from the class combo. Finally, add
an option at the top of the class combo for classless methods and all
methods, which would then display those. You could even set the method combo
to display the class name after it, rather than before, and that would speed
things up a lot.
2) A grey bookmark point is nearly invisible. This should be much more
visible, red for instance.
3) When you press ESC to go back to the bookmark, it is hard to see where the
cursor is. Some kind of notification as to where the cursor is located would
help a lot. Consider some kind of animated circle that goes in to the place
where the cursor has moved to.
4) Consider recolouring your hint popups. They're nice, but they're awfully
bland, what with the grey and yellow. In these days of XP and Vista,
expanding your colour palette to something that is asthetically pleasing
can't hurt, and can often help a lot.
Some of these request may seem similar to those of another product, but
let's face it, Castillia lives in the shadow of CodeRush. Filling the void
that CodeRush has left is a good thing, not a bad one! :-)
I'm looking forward to seeing Castillia 5 hands-on. You're doing some
stellar work, there.
--
Tim Sullivan
Unlimited Intelligence Limited
www.uil.net
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing Castillia 5 hands-on. You're doing some
stellar work, there.
Hi Tim,
Thanks for your comments. I will definitely keep these things in mind as I
put the last bits of polish on Castalia 5 over the next couple weeks.
--Jacob
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

TJC,
| Sounds pretty good on my system, with a clunky built-in speaker. I
| guess it is one of those things that "just depends"....
One of the problems with digital sound from a 'puter is if there is a
lot going on in the background the cpu may not be able to service the
audio sampling rate accurately. Which is why I said "on my system." <g>
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Q
03/02/2007 15:17:02
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Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

Jacob,
| Ouch! :)
<chuckle>Please see my reply to Van.
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Q
03/02/2007 15:18:57
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Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

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Castillia lives in the shadow of CodeRush
Given that CodeRush has effectively left the scene, I can not see any reason
why Castalia can not assume then role as primary. The suggestions made are
very handy in CR, and I encourage their implementation. One thing I like
about CR's method combos is that you get to see where you are in the code
as you scroll down.
/Matthew Jones/
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

In article <XXXX@XXXXX.COM>, Matthew Jones
writes:
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Given that CodeRush has effectively left the scene, I can not see any reason
why Castalia can not assume then role as primary.
Would be cool when Castalia could replace the main features of CR.
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The suggestions made are
very handy in CR, and I encourage their implementation. One thing I like
about CR's method combos is that you get to see where you are in the code
as you scroll down.
Yes, and another thing which I really miss is the whole-word-select-and-copy
-to-the-clipboard-function with Ctrl-C.
Gru?aus den Bergen
GŁnter
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

Actually, I thought more about this. If I were Castalia, I would positively
target the existing CodeRush users as much as possible. Help them
transition across as much as possible. Find out what they want, and make
it easy to move. Read the template files, and convert them. I quite
understand the DevExpress reasoning, but there will be no CodeRush for
D2007, and lack of CodeRush in later versions is a big impediment for me.
Castalia should do its best to make it easy to move, and will get the CR
users money as reward.
/Matthew Jones/
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

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it easy to move. Read the template files, and convert them. I quite
Was the CodeRush template file format ever published? If so, this is
something that could possibly be done for Castalia. I don't know what all
the CodeRush templates were capable of, but those features that are
duplicated in Castalia might be possible to copy over. In any case, this is
only possible if the template file format is available.
--Jacob
 

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GŁnter Kieninger writes:
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Would be cool when Castalia could replace the main features of CR.
What are some features in CodeRush that you'd like to see in the IDE?
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Nick Hodges
Delphi Product Manager - CodeGear
blogs.codegear.com/nickhodges
 

Re:Another Castalia 5/Delphi 2007 preview video

Structural highlighting.
Castalia has the code navigator combobox.
cnPack has an enhanced codesight that pulls more options into it's
selection combobox than the Borland editor. CodeRush has something
similiar but it also recorded what you you typed and would add that to
the selection the next time.
DevExpress should have screenshots of CodeRush features. <g>
my .02
Craig
Nick Hodges (CodeGear) writes:
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GŁnter Kieninger writes:

>Would be cool when Castalia could replace the main features of CR.

What are some features in CodeRush that you'd like to see in the IDE?
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